Ethan Hunt in space? Think about it. Launching the Mission: Impossible franchise into outer space could actually be an awesome way of keeping the film series new and fresh by telling an adrenaline-pumping story in one location in favor of all the globe-trotting. Tom Cruise has given the concept a bit of thought, although he's unsure of how it could work, he revealed while doing press for Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
“It’s like how do we do it? It’s the mechanics of getting it there,” Cruise told Collider. “How do you build a sequence there and how long can we have that sequence? Because if I went up and just dropped, how do you put that into the structure of a screenplay of a mission?”
That's certainly not a definite no. It sounds like he'd totally be on board to complete a crazy mission in zero gravity if the proper script came along. As it currently stands, you've got the Armageddon issue: Hunt is an incredibly-skilled IMF agent (perhaps the best one in existence), but it would probably be easier and make more sense to send a trained astronaut to a space station, where the action would undoubtedly take place.
"It's just not there yet," Cruise added. "We talk about a lot of things and some of the things we talk about end up in later missions. There's a lot of stuff that [Christopher McQuarrie] and I talked about since Ghost Protocol that ended up in Rogue [Nation] or stuff that we talked about in Rogue that ended up in this movie."
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