Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie are currently prepping to shoot Mission: Impossible 5. Not much is known about the story at this point, and up until now the only other person we've known will be coming back for sure is Simon Pegg. Jeremy Renner can now be added to the list of actors who are returning. In a recent interview with Yahoo, the actor was asked if he would be interested in joining HBO's True Detective and this was his response:
"It’s kind of unlikely. In fact, I’m kind of strapped time-wise doing Avengers 2, and Mission: Impossible 5 is rearing its head, and then they want to do another Bourne movie. It’s unlikely I can find the time right now. And that’s all right. It’s just really high-class problems — pretty awesome to have. Even if I really wanted to do it, which I don’t, I couldn’t."
This isn't an official statement from the studio, but since it's coming from the Renner it's as official as official can get. I really liked Renner's character, William Brandt, in the last film, and I'm happy to hear that he'll be back in action alongside Ethan Hunt. When the character was introduced to the franchise, there was talk of him possibly taking over the franchise. I doubt that is still the case, but we'll just have to wait and see. The movie is scheduled to open Christmas Day in 2015.