This I didn’t see coming, but Warner Bros. Discover officially announces a big partnership with Tom Cruise.
Per the official announcement below, WBD and the actor will jointly develop and produce original and franchise theatrical films beginning this year.
The partnership sees Tom Cruise’s production company have offices on the Warner Bros. Discovery lot in Burbank.
Cruise was at WB back in 2014 and released Edge of Tomorrow along with seven movies he made with the studio including Rock of Ages, The Last Samurai, Magnolia, Eyes Wide Shut, Interview with the Vampire, Risky Business, and The Outsiders.
It’s been said an Edge of Tomorrow sequel will happen for a while now, so maybe the flick will get put into active development.
Interestingly enough, the news follows it said Warner Bros. Discovery is interested in taking over Paramount where Cruise has been with his Mission Impossible movies.
According to the trades, this isn’t an exclusive deal and Tom Cruise will continue to work with Paramount on Mission Impossible and with Universal on that $200 Million space film with Doug Liman and Elon Musk.
Of course, DC fans could also be drooling at the thought the Top Gun star could suit up as part of James Gunn’s DCU. Fan castings and rumors throughout the years have cast Tom Cruise as Green Lantern Hal Jordan. How about Adam Strange?
Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group And Tom Cruise To Jointly Develop And Produce Original And Franchise Theatrical Films Starring Cruise Beginning In 2024 Under Newly Formed Strategic Partnership
Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group’s Co-Chairs and CEOs Michael De Luca & Pam Abdy and Tom Cruise today announced they will jointly develop and produce original and franchise theatrical films starring Cruise in 2024 under a new strategic partnership between Cruise and Warner Bros. Discovery. Cruise and his production company will have offices on the Warner Bros. Discovery lot in Burbank.
The partnership marks a return to Warner Bros. for Cruise, whose storied filmography with the studio includes Edge of Tomorrow, Rock of Ages, The Last Samurai, Magnolia, Eyes Wide Shut, Interview with the Vampire, Risky Business and The Outsiders.
Said De Luca and Abdy, “We are thrilled to be working with Tom, an absolute legend in the film industry. Our vision, from day one, has been to rebuild this iconic studio to the heights of its glory days, and, in fact, when we first sat down with David Zaslav to talk about joining the Warner Bros. Discovery team, he said to us, ‘We are on a mission to bring Warner Bros. back – we have the best resources, storytelling IP, and talent in the business – and we need to bring Tom Cruise back to Warner Bros!’ Today, that becomes a reality and we are one step closer to achieving our ambition. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Tom back to Warner Bros. and look forward to bringing more of his genius to life on screen in the years ahead.”
Said Cruise, “I have great respect and admiration for David, Pam, Mike, and the entire team at Warner Bros. Discovery and their commitment to movies, movie fans, and the theatrical experience. I look forward to making great movies together!”
Tom Cruise is a global cultural icon who has made an immeasurable impact on cinema by creating some of the most memorable characters of all time. Having achieved extraordinary success as an actor, producer, and philanthropist in a career spanning over five decades, Cruise is a three-time Oscar® nominee whose films have earned nearly $13 billion in worldwide box office—an incomparable accomplishment.
Fueled by a lifetime goal to entertain audiences around the world, Cruise has worked over the last 40 years to produce and star in movies that stand the test of time. As a result, he has played a leading role in numerous legendary films such as Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Risky Business, Minority Report, Interview with the Vampire, A Few Good Men, The Firm, Rain Man, Collateral, The Last Samurai, Edge of Tomorrow, Born on the Fourth of July, The Color of Money, and the Mission: Impossible series, among many others. Dialogue and scenes from Cruise’s films are part of the very fabric of global culture and are regularly referred to and quoted by four generations of worldwide fans daily.