Tom Cruise has been involved in the entertainment industry since the 80s, and his role as Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible movie series is among his breakout roles.
If you’re a huge fan of Tom Cruise and the MI franchise, you’ll know that he has been playing the character for nearly 3 decades now, with the 1st movie released back in 1996. The franchise continues to produce more sequels, with the latest installment, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 releasing in theatres worldwide next week.
Dead Reckoning Part 1 is the 7th installment in the franchise, and the 6th one – Fallout, was released in cinemas in 2018. Seeing how Cruise has been playing the role for a huge part of his life, one might wonder how long will fans see him play Ethan Hunt.
Will Dead Reckoning Part 2 marks his final appearance as the American spy?
Guess what, Tom Cruise, who is 61 this year, has no plans on retiring from MI movies anytime soon. If you’re expecting to see more Mission Impossible movies, there might just be hope for you.
Cruise said that he hopes to star in MI movies until he’s 80!
In a recent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Cruise admitted that he wants to make more movies until he reaches Harrison Ford’s age. To those who are not aware, Harrison Ford plays Indiana Jones, and the latest installment of Indiana Jones has also been released in cinemas recently.
“Harrison Ford is a legend. I still have 20 years to catch up with him. I hope to keep making Mission Impossible movies until I’m his age.”
It’s hard to imagine Tom Cruise performing a death-defying stunt at 80. Come to think of it, Michael Keaton, who turns 71 this year just returned to the big screen as Batman, and he still kicks ass!
Fans of Mission Impossible movies, do you see Cruise has what it takes to keep starring in MI movies until he’s 80?