Tom Cruise Narrows Down One Way He Can 'Catch Up' To 'Legend' Harrison Ford

The Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning star praised his fellow actor, who plans to hang up his fedora as Indiana Jones after the franchise's latest movie.
Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford
Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford
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Tom Cruise revealed that he hopes to keep making Mission: Impossible movies until he is Harrison Ford’s age.

“Harrison Ford is a legend; I hope to be still going; I’ve got 20 years to catch up with him,” Tom told The Sydney Morning Herald following the release of the latest Indiana Jones movie.

“I hope to keep making Mission: Impossible films until I’m his age.”

Tom’s comments conflict with reports that the two Dead Reckoning films were meant to serve as a “culmination” of the Mission: Impossible series and a “send-off” to his character Ethan Hunt, according to Variety.

Dead Reckoning Part One, which experienced a number of delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is set to be the longest film ever in the Mission: Impossible franchise, reportedly clocking in at two hours and 43 minutes.

Harrison, too, took part in the longest movie of his iconic franchise with the latest entry in the Indiana Jones universe – and he doesn’t appear to want to call it quits as an actor after the franchise.

“I don’t do well when I don’t have work. I love to work. I love to feel useful. It’s my jones. I want to be helpful,” Harrison, who turns 81 this month, told CNN.


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