Update: Christopher McQuarrie Confirmed for Mission: Impossible 6
UPDATE: Christopher McQuarrie has been officially confirmed for the fifth Mission: Impossible sequel.
Despite the franchise's trend of having a new director at the helm of each film, the fifth sequel to the Mission: Impossible series looks to bring back Christopher McQuarrie as its director.
Given that each film has had a different set of eyes and ears overseeing it, it may come down to Tom Cruise's insistence to work with fresh new talent for each experience. Director's on the series have often gone on to become prominent names in the industry. Think: J.J. Abrams.
This all looks like changing, with Paramount negotiating a new contract with McQuarrie to see him return. Tom Cruise hoped, when a new sequel was announced, that it would be able to start production in 2016. It seems that the ball is well and truly rolling on that front.
This news is yet to be made official, but it seems highly likely considering the success of the latest film. The film was a winner both critically and commercially, despite its competition among the other summer blockbusters we had this year.