‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Set For Christmas 2015 Release, Recruits ‘Jack Reacher’ Director

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Ethan Hunt does not fear the excitement people have for Star Wars.

Paramount Pictures has set a December 25, 2015 stateside release date for Mission: Impossible 5. The film, which will find Tom Cruise saving the world for a fifth consecutive time, does not currently have release dates set overseas.

Christopher McQuarrie, who worked with Cruise on last year’s Jack Reacher, is set to direct from a script by Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce. Cruise joined the project in early 2013, but at this time no supporting cast members have been announced. That said, it’s hard to imagine a world where Ethan Hunt fights bad guys without at least being joined by Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and/or William Brandt (Jeremy Renner).

The Mission: Impossible franchise has been a hit since the original film hit theaters in 1996. The most recent entry, Ghost Protocol, made over $700 million worldwide and Tom Cruise’s highest grossing film to date. We’re certainly excited to see the series return, but it’s a bold move to open only a week after Disney debuts Star Wars: Episode VII (December 18, 2015). Do you think the competition will impact the gross of M:I5? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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