Because the role of Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible franchise is one that doesn't involve Tom Cruise posturing as a 6'7" hero cop nor does it beg the real world parallels of Tom Cruise fighting aliens, playing the black-clad superspy seems to be a favorite of Mr. Cruise.

Which is why he's back for fifths following the success of Brad Bird's Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. As you might remember having a Ghost Protocol is akin to being on Burn Notice, so do with that information what you will.

The film will be written and director by a chap named Christopher McQuarrie, who sounds like a Winnie the Pooh character, but is undoubtedly a fine creative mind.