Tom Cruise plans to make 'Mission: Impossible' movies in his 80s

Tom Cruise plans to make ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies in his 80s

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Tom Cruise’s toughest mission: to continue playing Ethan Hunt well into his 80s.

The actor says in a new interview that he wants to continue doing Mission Impossible films such as the octogenarian Harrison Ford continued to make films about Indiana Jones.

“Harrison Ford is a legend, I hope to keep going, I have 20 years to achieve him,” Cruise told the Sydney Morning Herald. “I hope to continue doing Mission Impossible movies until I’m his age.

At 61, Cruise already seems to defy time and space with his youthful good looks and athleticism, continuing to pull off his extreme stunts in next week’s outing of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, first part. Second part is slated for a June 28, 2024 release. Cruise first played the unstoppable IMF agent 27 years ago in Mission Impossible.

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Cruise also addressed his recent social media post urging viewers to check out two of his summer box office rivals, Barbie AND Oppenheimerwho open heads-up on the same day (July 21).

“I want to see both Barbie AND Oppenheimer,” he said. “I will see them during the opening weekend. Friday I will see Oppenheimer first and then Barbie on saturdays… i grew up seeing movies on the big screen. That’s how I make them and I enjoy that experience; it’s engaging and having that as a community and an industry is important.”

The showdown starts first is looking to open bigger than any previous one Mission Impossible film again, with the seventh installment carrying an extended weekend opening of $90 million. The previous biggest opening was the sixth film, Fallwhich holds the record for the best three-day weekend opening ($61.2 million).

Initial reviews are very strong, with The showdown starts first averaging 98 percent so far on Rotten Tomatoes. Light The Hollywood Reporterthe review of.