The "Mission Impossible" franchise has been a hit with audiences all over the world, and now it sounds like it's not going to end anytime soon. "Mission Impossible: Fallout" director Christopher McQuarrie has said that Tom Cruise is already working out some ideas for the next chapter of the spy thriller. Comic Book reported that McQuarrie already has some powerful ideas he wants to add to the next film.

The hit series has given fans memorable action sequences, from running across roofs, clinging to the sides of planes to underwater activities. The series is running out of places to dump Ethan Hunt. Moviegoers are now considering whether Hunt should be sent into space.

Franchises moving to space, don't perform well

According to Collider, McQuarrie had said that option is up to SpaceX or NASA, explaining that they would have to be involved in that.

Cruise himself has considered taking the story to space. However, the big challenge is how do you film a major action sequence entirely in space? You also must consider how the sequence pushes the story forward because the stunts are used to move the story forward, not just for a cool shot.

Franchises attempt to head into space, the results are often mixed. Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," became a massive hit, though horror franchise "Friday the 13th," failed to keep the franchise strong.

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The latest Mission Impossible chapter earned $800 million globally and earned a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, likely signaling more chapters coming.

Academy Awards need to honor those behind stunt performances

McQuarrie also spoke out about the Academy Awards and how they continue to evolve. The Academy Award has just introduced a new category, but McQuarrie and others believe that an award should be given for stunts.

Stuntmen are risking their lives and doing things that are amazing and add to the experience of the movie. While there might not be any recent Movies that could qualify for this award, others are used as evidence, such as "Hell or High Water," and "Lone Survivor."

McQuarrie has said that the Academy has lost sight of their purpose, which is to entertain people and inspire them. McQuarrie also said that he appreciates all the new people being welcomed into the Academy.

He says that the Academy needs to understand more of what makes the best picture. Perhaps "Mission Impossible 7" and Tom Cruise can be the pair that will convince the Academy to create an award for stunt performances in films.

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