Jeremy Renner Joins MI:430.08.10 # Sequel # 5 Comments
The star of The Hurt Locker has been named as a cast member for the forthcoming Mission Impossible sequel. Helmed by Pixar’s Brad Bird and produced by MI:3 director JJ Abrams, Mission Impossible 4 is rumoured to feature an IMF agent groomed to eventually replace the Ethan Hunt character as the central character of the franchise.
The last time they tried to replace the central character of a favourite spy franchise of mine, it was a very bad idea, but in this case it should work. Hunt isn’t intrinsic to the concept of Mission Impossible, and could easily become a Phelps-like character for future films. Renner is considerably older than one might have expected if he is indeed being groomed to replace Cruise, though, which might indicate that the rumours of Cruise’s replacement are greatly exaggerated. That or the character is not who we presume him to be.
What do you think about the addition of Renner to MI:4, and what kind of role would you like to see him in?