Tom Cruise’s Fourth ‘Mission: Impossible’ To Be A ‘Ghost Protocol’

Just yesterday, Christopher Nolan kindly asked fans to stop referring to his next flick as “Batman 3″ and instead to address it by its proper name, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Now, Tom Cruise has followed suit, revealing that his fourth impossible “Mission” as superspy Ethan Hunt won’t be boring old “Mission: Impossible 4″ or “Mission: Impossible IV” or “The Untitled Fourth Installment in the Mission: Impossible Franchise.” Instead, it will bear the official title of “Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.”

According to Reuters, Cruise, director Brad Bird, and co-stars Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton made the announcement at a press conference in Dubai, where “Mission Impossible 4,” er, “Ghost Protocol” is currently filming.

While Cruise and company wouldn’t delve into what “Ghost Protocol” means or — shocker! — what the film’s plot entails, they were more than happy to part with a few thoughts on filming in Dubai, which is know for it futuristic look and for boasting the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

“Dubai is very cinematic so we are happy to be here,” said Cruise.

“It’s almost like sets that you could never afford, so we’re very lucky I think to be the first in really photographing Dubai as Dubai,” added Bird.

And, yes, they will be filming action sequences at — or should I say on? — Burj Khalifa. “I’ll be spending many days, many hours on the side of this building,” said Cruise. “I can’t give you details, but I will be up there.”

What do you think of “Ghost Protocol” as a title? And are you excited for the fourth “Mission Impossible”? Tell us in the comments!