Jeremy Renner to join Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in Mission Impossible 4
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I think we all knew another big name was coming when the drama started to swirl around Tom Cruise and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4. What I wasn’t expecting was for that name to be Jeremy Renner. Keeping in mind they’ve always been biased against Tom Cruise, Deadline is saying that Renner was hired in case Ethan Hunt doesn’t continue on with the series. But to be fair, it’s not yet clear if Renner will be part of the team or will actually be a villain. Given his acting chops and his recent choice in roles (Hawkeye), I would actually expect Renner to do something different and be a villain before I’d expect him to be buddy-buddy with Cruise.
The actor joins Cruise, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames in the sequel that’s to be directed by Brad Bird. If Renner is, in fact, going to be part of Hunt’s team, then that still leaves the villain to be cast and I still don’t think they can get a better villain than Renner.