Mission Impossible 6 Basically Confirmed

"There's no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film."

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Following teasing comments from Tom Cruise last week, Paramount Pictures has now basically confirmed a sixth Mission Impossible movie. Vice chairman Rob Moore told Variety that Ethan Hunt's story won't end with the events of this past weekend's fifth movie, Rogue Nation.

"We're very happy to be developing this movie with Tom," Moore said about the sixth movie. "There's no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film."

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Rogue Nation enjoyed a strong box office performance this past weekend, banking $56 million in the United States and another $65 million worldwide, for a total global debut of $121 million. "The international brand is as strong as ever," Moore said.

In an appearance on The Daily Show last week to promote Rogue Nation, Cruise revealed that a sixth Mission Impossible was already the works.

"Yeah, we're starting to work on it now," he said when host Jon Stewart inquired about plans for a sixth movie. "We'll probably start shooting it next summer."

Seemingly the only thing that might stand in the way is Cruise's age--he's 53--though that didn't stop Liam Neeson from turning into an action star with Taken at the age of 55.

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