03:21 AM EDT 11/20/2014
Originally posted 10/26/2011 04:00PM
Originally posted 11/26/2010 09:00AM
Jeremy Renner is known for being a scene-stealer – and now it looks like he might walk away with a whole franchise.
The actor, best known for his Oscar-nominated role in The Hurt Locker, was cast in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol with the intention of possibly taking over for Tom Cruise.
"It's a franchise to potentially take over," Renner told MTV News. "I can't predict the future and what they want, but that's certainly the idea."
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