We didn't think he'd let anyone replace him in this franchise - he probably threatened to have his evil army of Xenu's minions reign terror and brimstone down on anyone who would dare stand in his way!
Paramount has announced that Tom Cruise will indeed be starring in the J.J. Abrams produced Mission: Impossible IV!
Vice Chairman Rob Moore says:
"We are absolutely excited about having Tom Cruise star in this movie."
Pssh. We're sure that they're thrilled!
Nothing screams big bucks like a washed up whack job who isn't a marketable action star anymore!
Good luck with this one, guys! And all hail Lord Xenu!
[Image via WENN.]