Mission: Impossible 6 To Film Next Summer?

A franchise famous for its leisurely pacing between entries is not letting its recent resurgence of vitality go to waste.

With the fourth film “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” becoming a massive worldwide box-office success in 2011, and this week’s “Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation” not only garnering rave reviews but expected to score the series’ biggest opening to date, it comes as little surprise that Paramount wants to move forward fast.

Appearing on The Daily Show last night, Cruise revealed to host Jon Stewart that work has already begun on the next entry in the series with production aiming to begin next Summer: “We’re starting to work on [Mission: Impossible 6] now. We’ll probably start shooting it next summer [in 2016].”

If it goes to plan, that would mean Ethan Hunt’s next mission would be in cinemas sometime in 2017, though no filmmakers are attached at this time. Cruise is finishing up work on Doug Liman’s “Mena” and is expected to segue from that into the “Jack Reacher” and “Top Gun” sequels to film in the latter half of this year and early next year.