Cruise leaves Paramount
So by now you should all know that the fourteen year partnership of Tom Cruise and Paramount has ended. The big question came to my lips, so?
Everyone seems really concerned about this for either good or bad reasons, but I don't really see what this means, other than the standard Cruise films may become a thing of the past and we might see some more variation of his work.
Paramount is saying that it's down to Cruise's behaviour, while Cruise's spokespeople are saying he left. Well the contract negotiations have been going on for some weeks and his contract ended a while ago, there's nothing new in that announcement. So perhaps there's truth in each of the statements. Did Paramount offer him something less than attractive and he said no? Did Paramount offer him the world again and he's decided to go with his own company? Who will really know, damage limitation and mud slinging has begun. Surely it wouldn't have hurt everyone to make it amicable?
Apparently the Cruise announcement came out first without much of a flurry saying that the offer wasn't good enough, and then Paramount came out with the statement of him being nice, but erratic. Hey, Paramount, I've got some news for you, he's a huge movie star, that's what they do. It would be far better for them if he'd gone on a near death drink and drugs binge then they could have stood by him through rehab and see him come out a hero - where's the wrong and right in that?
Anyway, not only does Cruise have three movies to complete, but the Cruise - Wagner partnership has three others in production. Frankly I don't think he'll have a problem appearing in and producing new movies. Oh, and let's just think about those Mission: Impossible III numbers for a moment. It made US $240,178,624.
I don't think Cruise will have any problems in his future career.