It’s been a few years since Tom Cruise went nuts on Oprah, had a baby with Katie Holmes, and saw his popularity take a major nosedive, but even now he’s still trying to repair the damage done to his name. He got himself a new publicist, and in case you missed it he was on Oprah again last week (although I don’t know why anyone would miss an episode of Oprah) and he was downplaying just about everything that happened. Now comes a rumour that he’s trying to get another Mission: Impossible movie kickstarted over at Paramount. Should we be surprised?
We all know that Lions for Lambs pretty much bombed, and there is talk that his performance in Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie is laughably bad and one of the reasons why it got delayed until next year. On the other hand, Mission: Impossible 3 still did okay (heck, better than okay, it made $397 million worldwide) and it seems like one of the only reliable things Tom Cruise can count on right now. This also means he has supposedly made amends with Paramount after they parted ways a couple years ago (I wouldn’t be surprised if they were the ones that requested he appear on Oprah again to clear the air). The question is, would anyone even care to see an M:I4? I imagine they would have to load it up with more up and coming talent again, and something tells me J.J. Abrams has better things to do. What do you say about another Mission: Impossible flick… yay or nay?