Spy movies love their shadowy organizations with their suitably cryptic names. This year we'll be seeing a reboot of The Man From UNCLE in addition to seeing SPECTRE finally rejoining the universe of James Bond. Will Mission Impossible 5 be adding a TAURUS to that list? And more importantly, will the big stunts of M:I 5 be able to top Ghost Protocol?
The M:I 5 Security
Surprisingly little is known about [Mission: Impossible 5](movie:373501), despite the fact that it was just recently moved from its wintery 2015 release date to the more hospitable climate of July 31st. That also puts it out of the way of Mission Impossible producer J.J. Abrams' other little movie that you might have heard something about...
Benji is Back!
We do know that much of the cast from the excellent [Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol](movie:34973) will be returning, including Jeremy Renner as William Brandt, Simon Pegg as Benji and Ving Rhames - the only one besides Tom Cruise that has appeared in every Mission. There is a rumor that Paula Patton will also be staying on as MI team member - but outside of that little else is known.
We know that English baddie Sean Harris is likely the main villain of the movie and that Alec Baldwin will be showing up as a CIA representative, to no doubt interfere in the MI team's business. There was a rumor a while back that Jessica Chastain was being courted for the film - how awesome would it be if she were able to go from Zero Dark Thirty to an M:I movie?
The Big Stunts
Then there's that big sequence - every Mission Impossible movie has one, where the team is performing some insane logic-defying, and often gravity-defying, act of espionage at some big world landmark - this time at the Vienna State Opera. Indeed, it should be epic.
Or maybe it won't even touch whatever it is they have planned for a sequence involving Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt to end up on the side of an Airbus A400M as it is in mid-flight. Either way it's impressive that the 53 year old actor is still having fun doing his own stunts. But will either of these be able to top the Dubai sequence from Mission Impossible 4? Fingers crossed.
The Taurus Links
So what's this TAURUS business? Well, some nosy internet hounds discovered that Paramount obtained some copyrights for the name and there's a Production Assistant that has Mission Impossible 5: Taurus in his LinkedIn resume. That's some serious sleuthing.
While the name could turn out to be the acronym for some ruthless terrorist organization, it doesn't quite have the sinister ring to it that [Spectre](movie:660009) has. Even in the horoscope world, it isn't the most dangerous sounding of astrological signs. But truth be told, I don't think I'm alone in thinking that the Ghost Protocol part of the Mission Impossible 4 title was that great to begin with, but look at how awesome that turned out to be.