“I was supposed to do more with them”: $4 Billion Franchise Reportedly Releasing One of the World’s Costliest Movies in 2025 Needs to Bring Back Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner reveals his reason for leaving the Mission: Impossible franchise and it's got nothing to do with money or fame!

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  • Jeremy Renner is an iconic actor known for portraying the role of Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Alongside the MCU role, Renner also portrayed the role of William Brandt in the Mission: Impossible franchise.
  • In a recent interview, the actor talked about why he had to leave the franchise and how he'd like to return once again!
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Jeremy Renner, the star known for portraying the role of Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was once a part of a $4 billion franchise! Starring alongside Tom Cruise, Renner would have been more involved in the Mission: Impossible franchise were it not for his children!

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Jeremy Renner in Mayor of Kingstown [Credit Paramount Network]
Jeremy Renner in Mayor of Kingstown [Credit: Paramount Network]
Portraying an iconic character in the franchise, Renner starred alongside Ethan Hunt for two movies following which, he retired from the franchise. In an interview, the actor confessed that he wished to see more of the $4 billion franchise but his daddy duties stopped him!

Jeremy Renner Had His Daddy Duties!

It was the year 2014 when Renner married Canadian model Sonni Pacheco. The couple welcomed a daughter and in 2015, Pacheco and Renner divorced while sharing custody of their daughter. During those moments, the MCU star was busy shooting the Mission: Impossible films!

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Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner as Ethan Hunt and William Brandt in Mission: Impossible 4
Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner as Ethan Hunt and William Brandt in Mission: Impossible 4 | Paramount Pictures

Starring alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Renner portrayed the role of William Brandt. After appearing in the 2015 film, the actor had to depart from the franchise.

In an interview with Collider, Renner revealed that although he wanted to continue to star in the Mission: Impossible franchise, he couldn’t.

Yeah. I had to leave that. I was supposed to do more with them. I love those guys. I love Tom [Cruise]so much. We had so much fun, and I love that character a lot. It requires a lot of time away. It’s all in London. I had to go be a dad. It just wasn’t gonna work out then.

However, the actor further continued that since his daughter’s grown up a bit, he could make a potential return to the franchise anytime soon!

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Maybe now that my daughter is older that could happen. I’d always jump into a Mission: Impossible anytime and back into Brandt. It’s great.

However, it’s all just a possibility as nothing can be confirmed or denied on the topic of Jeremy Renner’s return. On the other hand, the beloved franchise is going way over budget and fans are starting to notice it!

From crashes to malfunctions, the film’s budget is now nearer to a whopping $400 million! The recent submarine malfunction did not exactly help their case either.

Mission: Impossible 8 Is Going Way Over Budget!

With some action-heavy scenes, iconic filmography, and, Tom Cruise wanting to do every stunt himself, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two is currently under production and development.

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Tom Cruise in a still from Mission: Impossible- Dead Reckoning
Tom Cruise in a still from Mission: Impossible- Dead Reckoning | Paramount Pictures

With the countless number of items, however, it seems that the budget of the film is quite high. Back in 2023, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One was released which had a budget of $291 million (as per IMDB). Well, the upcoming eighth film in the franchise seems to go beyond the norm, and as per a report by PinkVilla… the budget is almost $100 million more than the previous film!

It was recently reported by The Mirror that a submarine malfunction cost the film an additional $25 million in production. A source close to the magazine further stated “They’re not happy as it puts production behind, which costs a lot of money per day.”

Alongside the additional $25 million, the total budget of the film is estimated to be near to $400 million! With conflicting reports and high budgets, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two is slated for a release date of 23 May 2025 in theaters across the U.S.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.