There was speculation that Paramount and Skydance may try to work in the sequel before production begins on Mission: Impossible 5, which is set for release on December 25, 2015. Although Paramount denied that claim, they did confirm that this sequel is on the fast track.
Never Look Back, which was published this fall, follows the title character returning to his old military base in Virginia, where he is set to take the new female commanding officer out to dinner. When Reacher arrives there, she has been arrested, with Jack also facing charges of assaulting a man and fathering a child with another woman. While Jack can't remember either of these events happening, he becomes determined to get to the bottom of both cases.