Tom Cruise has no plans to stop playing Ethan Hunt anytime soon.
The actor, 61 years old, has said that he wants to continue working Mission Impossible movies until he was the same age as Harrison Ford, comparing his franchise to Ford’s Indiana Jones.
Cruise told Sydney Morning Newspaper: “Harrison Ford is a legend. I hope to still be going. I have 20 years to catch up with him.”
He continued: “I hope to continue doing it Mission Impossible movies until I was his age.
Cruise was 34 years old when he first played super agent Ethan Hunt in 1996 Mission Impossible. The character is two years younger than the actor.
In the years since, he has starred in seven sequels, the most recent of which – titled Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One – will be out this weekend.
For comparison, Ford was 38 years old when he played Indiana Jones for the first time in 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark.
He turned 80 in the fifth and most recent addition to the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Wheel of FateReleased on June 28th.
Cruise now seems to have ruled out any notion that an upcoming sequel, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two – to be released sometime next year – will be his last appearance in the role.
At 61, Cruise seems to be in excellent health. He continues to perform his own extreme stunts for the action series and does the same in Mission Impossible 7.
In the new film, Cruise is seen speed flying – a sport in which participants use a small paraglider wing to quickly descend to high altitudes, such as mountains.
Cruise spent years rehearsing for the scene, which has been described as one of the most dangerous scenes the actor has ever taken on. The crew is said to have witnessed him fly at a speed of “absolute terror”.
Elsewhere in the interview with Sydney NewspaperCruise mentioned his recent social media post urging audiences to watch his two summer box office rivals: Barbie doll And Oppenheimer.
The two films – directed by Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan respectively – will be released on the same day (July 21).
“I want to see both Barbie doll And Oppenheimer” he say. “I will see them open over the weekend. friday i will see Oppenheimer first and then Barbie doll on Saturday.
“I grew up watching movies on the big screen. That’s how I make them, and I love the experience; it’s very engaging, and to have that as a community and an industry, that’s very important.
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