God knows how they do it, but with every Mission: Impossible film, the filmmakers manage to one-up themselves. Be it in a particular stunt, the story, or the overall visceral nature of each film, they just keep on getting better, against all odds. So how would they continue to do that? The jokey suggestion would be to send it to space right? Hell, even Jason went to space in that one terrible movie, so why can’t Ethan Hunt?
But in all seriousness, have they ever considered actually taking the franchise to the reaches beyond our atmosphere? Speaking with Collider, star Tom Cruise gave a surprising answer:
“We’ve thought about it. It’s like how do we do it? It’s the mechanics of getting it there. How do you build a sequence there and how long can we have that sequence? Because if I went up and just dropped, how do you put that into the structure of a screenplay? When we’re doing these things, there’s so much story going on, as opposed to just a cool shot. We want character and story going throughout.”
“When we’re looking at things…I can’t help but look at that building up there and the Eiffel Tower there…we’re seeing stories. What can the team do, and what can we do, and what could be interesting for everyone?”
Sadly, it doesn’t sound like they’ve ever come close, but Cruise did mention that ideas that came up earlier have ended up in later films in the past, so don’t rule it out! That being said, if you were hoping to see something along the lines of Ethan Hunt: Space Cowboy, then you may be disappointed. From the sound of it, space would likely only be used in a single sequence as a set piece — which is kind of perfect for this franchise, in all honesty.
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