As Tom Cruise's new film, "Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation", will be premiered on 1 August, Friday, the actor revealed that the pre-production work for the next movie in the franchise, Mission: Impossible 6" is ongoing. The next film is scheduled to begin shooting next summer, said Tom on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
"We're starting to work on it now. We'll probably start shooting next year," the actor said.
So far, Tom's statement hasn't been confirmed by Paramount Pictures. Reports suggest that they are waiting to see how well the fifth instalment of the franchise does in the box office.
"Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation" has bagged rave reviews from critics and fans and promises exciting stunts.
According to Variety, "Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation carries a $150 million price tag" and is expected to release in "40 international markets this weekend as well, including the U.K., Australia, Mexico and South Korea."
While the actor's schedule for the next year includes Mission: Impossible 6, Cruise did not reveal who would direct the movie. It is unlikely that Christopher McQuarrie would direct the film as all Mission: Impossible films have had a different director. But Tom, who is a producer of "Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation", could ask his long-time and close friend, Doug Liman, to direct the film.
After all, Doug has worked with Tom in "Edge Of Tomorrow."
In an interview to MTV, Tom further revealed that there could be a sequel to "Edge of Tomorrow". He said, "I pitched it to ["Rogue Nation" director and "Edge of Tomorrow" screenwriter Christopher] McQuarrie and ["Edge of Tomorrow" director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, I've got an idea for it."
The movie will feature Emily Blunt alongside Tom Cruise.
Though Tom Cruise disappeared from the silver screen for many years, it appears he's back doing what he does best: dazzle us with stunts. And pretty great acting, of course.