Tom Cruise’s latest film, Rogue Nation, has proven once again that it was no Mission: Impossible to hold onto its first place at the box office, domestic and foreign, it its second week. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was predicted to do well, but it has far exceeded the expectations of analysts. Impressively, this past Friday (August 7, 2015) marked the release of the long awaited and talked about Fantastic Four, directed by Josh Trank. Unfortunately the film did not do well and made it an easy success for the Christopher McQuarrie written and directed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
The fifth installment in the nearly 20 year old film series (based on the television series) came in at number one with $29.4 million. It managed to beat 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot as that film opened in second place with $26.2 million.
Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has now earned $265.3 million globally. That places Tom Cruise’s latest film in a healthy place well over its production budget. It should come as no surprise that a sixth installment is already planned. Speaking with Variety, Paramount’s vice chairman Rob Moore said “We’re very happy to be developing this movie with Tom. There’s no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film.”
This is a very important statement as most film studios do not announce their follow up plans, no matter how successful a film may be. Mr. Moore’s comments in regards to a Mission: Impossible 6 also coincides with Tom Cruise revealing to Jon Stewart “We’re starting to work on it now. We’ll probably start shooting it next summer.”
While not much is known in regards to the next installment featuring Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), we do know there was one sequence conceived for Rogue Nation that ultimately did not make the cut. During a chat with Moviefone, writer/driector Christopher McQuarrie had the following to say:
“There was one we really loved [that involved]a glass bridge — a footbridge going from one building to another. And that glass device Ethan uses to break into the factory or the power plant [in “Rogue Nation”], he uses the same glass breaking device to destroy this entire glass bridge. It was going to be this spectacular image and unfortunately it was just so unbelievably expensive and we had to jump through so many hoops to put them on that glass bridge, we ultimately put it in the file with all the other things that will show up in another [film].”
When asked if we will see this scene in M:i-6, Christopher Mcquarrie replied, “You will.”
I could not be more excited to see what Tom Cruise will offer fans with another Mission, but for now we at What’cha Reading highly suggest you go see Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in theaters now. Perhaps our review and look at two pivotal sequences may help change you mind.
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