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Renner Talks 'Avengers 2', 'M:i-5' & Says New 'Bourne' Could Follow Marvel Model

28 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't know about you all, but I hadn't really noticed until I wrote the headline above that Jeremy Renner has himself firmly entrenched in not one, not two, but three major franchises. I'd have thought one would be enough for most actors, but apparently, the more the better. Speaking of more (or in the case below, "bigger") being better, Renner had this to say about Avengers: Age of Ultron while making press rounds for his newest film Kill the Messenger (which is by all accounts decidedly not big): I think everything that worked in the first Avengers is exponentially going to be better in this one. I think the comedic relief, I think the action, is going to be bigger. But wait, there's more (and following the logic above, that makes it better). When it comes to Mission: Impossible 5, which Renner is shooting right now alongside Tom Cruise, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Avengers Star Jeremy Renner Explains How He Got Involved In So Many Action Franchises

25 September 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Speaking with MTV News about his upcoming film Kill The Messenger, the two-time Academy Award nominated Jeremy Renner spent a few minutes explaining how he got involved in so many action franchises after signing up to play Hawkeye in The Avengers.  Following his first appearance as Hawkeye in 2011's Thor, Renner went on to star in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. He is also set to reprise his previous roles in Avengers: Age of UltronMission: Impossible 5The Bourne Legacy 2, and possibly in Captain America 3 & Hansel & Gretel 2. Check out the video below where he shares a story about how superstar Tom Cruise & director J.J. Abrams played a big part in recruiting him to the Mission: Impossible franchise and how that eventually led to him signing up for Bourne and Hansel & Gretel. Another interesting tidbit from the interview is that »

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18 Years Later, Here's What Tom Cruise And Ving Rhames Look Like On The Mission: Impossible 5 Set

11 September 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Believe it or not, it was a full 18 years ago that the big screen Mission: Impossible franchise got underway. It was all the way back in 1996 that director Brian De Palma first introduced us Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt and Ving Rhames' Luther Stickell, and the characters have been come back again and again in the years since. And while Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol kind of shortchanged us on the Ethan/Luther relationship, the good news is that problem is going to be repaired in Christopher McQuarrie's upcoming Mission: Impossible 5, as previewed in the special Tweet below. The team is back. @Renner4Real @TomCruise @simonpegg #VingRhames #MI5Diary pic.twitter.com/ai3J6dYMaC. ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) September 11, 2014 That photo, courtesy of McQuarrie's personal Twitter account, is our first official look at the main cast of Mission: Impossible 5 and shows that Simon Pegg's Benji Dunn »

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Christopher McQuarrie Reunites The Team In New Mission: Impossible 5 Set Photo

11 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

As you can see, Mission: Impossible 5 director Christopher McQuarrie has assembled the "Impossible Mission Force" for the highly anticipated fifth instalment of the popular franchise which opens on December 25th, 2015. The movie also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris. It might be quite some time before we get any official material from the sequel to 2011's superb Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, so for now, this isn't a bad teaser! The team is back. @Renner4Real @TomCruise @simonpegg #VingRhames #MI5Diary pic.twitter.com/ai3J6dYMaC — ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) September 11, 2014 »

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Dumb Scientist from 'Prometheus' Cast as 'Mission: Impossible 5' Villain

5 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Remember Sean Harris in Prometheusc He was Fifield, the scientist who gets infected and returns back to the ship (see here). Since then he has starred in "The Borgias", he was seen in Deliver Us from Evil and will be seen in '71 later this year, and now Deadline says he's been selected to play the lead villain in Mission: Impossible 5, though the site does say he's only been offered the role and they are currently negotiating the contract, so I guess it's not official-official just yet. Shooting on the film, however, is already underway as videos and pictures from the set have been running rampant online as Tom Cruise steps back into the shoes of Ethan Hunt, Simon Pegg is returning as tech guru Benji Dunn, Ving Rhames is back as Luther Stickell and Jeremy Renner reprising his role as William Brandt from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. »

- Brad Brevet

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Ving Rhames Confirmed to Return to Action in 'Mission: Impossible 5'

18 August 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

At one time, there were rumblings that Jeremy Renner might take over the Mission: Impossible franchise from Tom Cruise as the latter superstar seemed to be fading from box office glory. But Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol proved to be a big success, and Cruise is still very much on board to star in Mission: Impossible 5 from director Christopher McQuarrie, and Renner will be back in a supporting role along with the return of Simon Pegg. Now one more franchise star is back as McQuarrie himself took to Twitter to welcome back Ving Rhames to the production, reprising his role as Imf agent Luther Stickell. Read on! Here's Christopher McQuarrie's confirmation of Ving Rhames in Mission: Impossible 5 from Twitter: Welcome back, Mr. Rhames. cc: @TomCruise @simonpegg @Renner4Real #MI5Diary— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) August 16, 2014 Rhames only had a small cameo role in Ghost Protocol, but we're hoping that »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ving Rhames confirmed to return for Mission: Impossible 5

17 August 2014 10:39 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Christopher McQuarrie confirms the return of Ving Rhames for the next Mission: Impossible movie...

Production on the fifth Mission: Impossible film gets underway in the UK later this year, with Jack Reacher helmer Christopher McQuarrie reuniting with Tom Cruise to direct the film. Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner are also confirmed to return, with Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson set to be amongst the new additions to the cast.

On his Twitter feed, Christopher McQuarrie has confirmed the return of Ving Rhames too, hopefully in a bigger role that we saw him in towards the end of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol back in 2011. Rhames will reprise the role of Luther Stickell, having played the part in every Mission: Impossible film to date.

The film is due in cinemas in December 2015.


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Ving Rhames to appear in Mission: Impossible 5

17 August 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ving Rhames will appear in Mission: Impossible 5.

The actor was welcomed to the production on Twitter by director Christopher McQuarrie, who used the hashtag "MI5Diary".

Rhames has appeared in all four previous instalments of the series as Luther Stickell, and is the only character besides Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) to do so.

He'll join returning cast members Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner, as well as new female lead Rebecca Ferguson.

Welcome back, Mr. Rhames.

cc: @TomCruise @simonpegg @Renner4Real


— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) August 16, 2014

Cruise previously revealed that Mission: Impossible V will begin filming in London and in Vienna.

Mission: Impossible V will open in the Us on December 25, 2015 and in the UK on December 26, 2015.

Watch a clip of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol below: »

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Mission: Impossible 5 Is Bringing Back Ving Rhames

17 August 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While Tom Cruise is certainly the true headliner of the Mission: Impossible franchise, he's not the only recurring star. He only had a cameo appearance at the end of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, but Ving Rhames is the only actor other than Cruise to appear in all four of the series' titles. We had very little doubt that he wouldn't be getting the call to return for the in-development Mission: Impossible 5, but now it seems the deal is officially sealed. If Mission: Impossible 5 director Christopher McQuarrie's official Twitter feed can be considered a reliable source (I think it's safe), then it seems that Ving Rhames has officially come aboard for the sequel: Welcome back, Mr. Rhames. cc: @TomCruise @simonpegg @Renner4Real #MI5Diary— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) August 16, 2014 In the Mission: Impossible movies, Rhames is known for playing Luther Stickell, an Imf agent who works alongside Crusie's Ethan Hunt »

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Ving Rhames is Returning for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

17 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last night director Christopher McQuarrie tweeted out a confirmation that Ving Rhames will be returning to play Luther Stickell in Mission: Impossible 5 alongside Tom Cruise who's back as Ethan Hunt, Simon Pegg returning as tech guru Benji Dunn and Jeremy Renner reprising his role as William Brandt from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. The tweet does not mention Rebecca Ferguson who's assumed to be taking on the lead female role in this film or Alec Baldwin who's also rumored to be playing a high-ranking CIA officer overseeing Hunt's division, similar to the role played by Laurence Fishburne in Mission: Impossible III. Filming is expected to begin soon for a December 25, 2015 release and as for Rhames' return, I hope it's more than just the cameo role he played in Ghost Protocol, I like having him around in this franchise. More please. https://twitter.com/chrismcquarrie/statuses/500756253237600257 »

- Brad Brevet

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Ving Rhames Confirmed For A Fifth "Mission"

16 August 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie has confirmed that Ving Rhames will be returning for the upcoming fifth instalment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise.

Rhames was a regular in the first three instalments of the franchise, but only returned in a cameo in the fourth film "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol". No word on how extensive his role is in this outing.

McQuarrie, who is directing this outing, confirmed the news on Twitter. Rhames joins the already confirmed returning cast members Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner.

Joining them for the first time in this outing will be Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson. There's still no word as to whether Paula Patton will reprise her role from 'Ghost Protocol'. »

- Garth Franklin

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Ving Rhames Set To Return For Mission: Impossible 5

16 August 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  Director Christopher McQuarrie has announced the return of long-time Mission: Impossible cast member, Ving Rhames. He was last seen reprising his role of Luther Stickell in a cameo appearance near the tail-end of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. His character has been one of Ethan Hunt's closest confidants since the inception of the film series.  Welcome back, Mr. Rhames. cc: @TomCruise @simonpegg @Renner4Real #MI5Diary — ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) August 16, 2014 With this announcement, Rhames will be the only actor, outside of superstar Tom Cruise, to star in all five films. They'll both be joined by Simon Pegg & Jeremy Renner who are returning for their third and second adventures respectively. Rebecca Ferguson & Alec Baldwin will be newcomers to the series. What do you guys think of Rhames' return? Which other former Imf agents would you want to see back? Paula Patton? Maggie Q? Jonathan Rhys Meyers? Sound off with your thoughts below! »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sequel Announced, Release Date Revealed

11 August 2014 3:43 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Paramount Pictures' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot was a big hit, grossing $97 million worldwide during its opening weekend. The film surpassed all expectations, which is why the studio just announced that it's developing a sequel. Screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who wrote the reboot as well as "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," have been hired to write a follow-up. Michael Bay will once again produce, but it's not clear whether Jonathan Liebesman will return to direct. "Launching a new take on the Turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the Turtles, while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never been seen before," said Paramount. "The result exceeded our high expectations and the response to the film is beyond great, »

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Lea Seydoux Top Choice for Female Lead in Bond 24?

8 August 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Bond 24 is in the process of gearing up for production. The last we heard was that Skyfall co-writers, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, were brought on to polish up the script with some humor. The latest news comes from Schmoes Know, who say that Lea Seydoux (Mission: Impossible - Ghost ProtocolBlue is the Warmest Color) is the top choice to take on the female lead opposite Daniel Craig in the film.

There's no official word on who she would play in the film if this rumor turns out to be true, but the site does speculate that the character is Miranda Frost. A source close to the production revealed earlier this year that producers were looking for the following: "Lead Female (30-40) Attractive, sophisticated, cool and calm secret agent." According to the site their source said that this was the breakdown for the Frost character, who first appeared »

- Joey Paur

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Lea Seydoux is Rumored as Top Choice for Role in James Bond 24

8 August 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following news that the script for James Bond 24 had to be overhauled in order to add some more thrills to the proceedings, a new rumors has popped up concerning a co-star for franchise star Daniel Craig. Previous rumors have pegged Penelope Cruz and Chiwetel Ejiofor as potential new cast members for the next film in the spy franchise, and now Schmoes Knows, who has a decent track record lately, has learned that Blue is the Warmest Color star Lea Seydoux is currently the studio's top choice for some sort of part in the sequel from Skyfall director Sam Mendes, though no specifics were revealed at this time. Read on! While it would be cool to see an actress of Seydoux's caliber enter the James Bond universe, the actress already played with spies in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, where she was an assassin who faced off with the Impossible »

- Ethan Anderton

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Warcraft Title Sequence

26 July 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Legendary screened some early footage from Duncan Jone’s Warcraft movie. By all accounts, the reception for the footage was tame by Hall H standards and many commentators suggesting that the movie is a long way off from completion. To tide us over, Legendary have released a brief title animation. The cast includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Toby Kebbell (The Counselor), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) and Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim) have all signed on the dotted line. The movie shall hit cinemas on March 11th 2016. The release kind of seems pointless in a way, but you Warcraft fans are lapping this up right? Follow @themoviebit !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Team Top Ten: Best TV to Film Adaptations of All Time

19 July 2014 5:42 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here, to welcome you to another edition of Team Top Ten, a poll of all of the website’s contributors. The topic du jour given that it's Emmy season is Best Films Adaptated from TV Series.

For as long as film and TV have coexisted, their fates, stars, successes, failures and histories have been entangled. Their ever-shifting dynamic has had an immense impact on both industries. The complexity of their relationship made devising a list like this one quite difficult, beginning with the question of what really constitutes an adaptation. For example, The Holy Grail and Life of Brian are not adapted from Monty Python's The Flying Circus; they are inspired by it, but one is more inspired than the other, so we rendered the former film eligible and the latter ineligible. On the other hand, series like Mission Impossible and Naked Gun present a different type of challenge »

- Amir S.

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Tom Cruise's female 'Mission: Impossible 5' co-star is 'Hercules'' Rebecca Ferguson

9 July 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tom Cruise has a new love interest - at least in theory. Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson, who won a Golden Globe nod for her performance in last year's BBC/Starz miniseries "The White Queen," has won the coveted female lead in "Mission: Impossible 5," according to Deadline. The actress joins returning stars Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed sequel, which (as we found out earlier today) Alec Baldwin is also reportedly in talks for. The followup is set to begin filming in August. In addition to her role in the forthcoming Dwayne Johnson action vehicle "Hercules," Ferguson's credits include Swedish soap opera "Nya tider," "Wallander" and Ridley Scott's scrapped Showtime pilot "The Vatican." Other upcoming films include "Despite the Falling Snow" opposite Charles Dance and "The Red Tent" co-starring Morena Baccarin, Minnie Driver, Iain Glen and Debra Winger. The last entry in the series, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Mission: Impossible 5 Has Found Its New Female Lead

9 July 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Over the last 18 years, the Mission: Impossible franchise has lined up an impressive list of actresses to play opposite Tom Cruise' Ethan Hunt. On that list are Emmanuelle Béart, Thande Newton, Michelle Monaghan, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, and Paula Patton - and now the latest female lead has been found for Mission: Impossible 5. Word has come down that Rebecca Ferguson, the lead of the BBC series The White Queen, has taken a key role in the next chapter of the blockbuster franchise. Set to be directed by Christopher McQuarrie and based on a script by Iron Man 3's Drew Pearce, Mission: Impossible 5 doesn't currently have an official plot synopsis, but is expected to bring back the stars from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - including Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and the aforementioned Paula Patton (not to mention possibly Ving Rhames and Michelle Monaghan). Deadline »

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'Mission: Impossible 5' Attracting Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson

9 July 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

New reports have Alec Baldwin and "The White Queen" star Rebecca Ferguson in talks to star in Mission: Impossible 5 for director Christopher McQuarrie. The duo would join Tom Cruise who's once again reprising his role as Imf Agent Ethan Hunt along with fellow returning stars Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg, both having starred in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol while this would be Pegg's third film in the franchise. Baldwin will reportedly star as a high-ranking CIA officer overseeing Hunt's division, similar to the role played by Laurence Fishburne in Mission: Impossible III. Meanwhile, Ferguson will play the female lead, a role once tipped for Jessica Chastain who had to turn the role down due to scheduling conflicts. Reports say the role requires months of intense training leading up to the shoot and during. Mission: Impossible 5 was scripted by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) and is set for a December 25, 2015 release. »

- Brad Brevet

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