Imagine a story where everything goes wrong, 
where everyone has their back against the wall,
where everyone is in pain and acting selfishly
because if they don’t, they’ll die.
Imagine a story, not of good against evil,
but of need against need against need,
where everyone is at cross-purposes and everyone is to blame.”  —Richar Siken, Crush

At one point, it looked like Jeremy Renner was being brought in to the Mission: Impossible universe as a possible replacement for Tom Cruise. (Kind of the way that he entered the Bourne series as a replacement for Matt Damon.) But Cruise and Renner played off of each other so well that the Avengers: Age of Ultron star is now going to be a partner in crime for Ethan Hunt, according to reports. Renner was believed to have signed a three-picture deal to play Brandt opposite Cruise’s Hunt in the Mission series, with Ghost Protocol being his first stab. (x)