Tom Cruise is set to appear in “Mission: Impossible 6,” Paramount Pictures Vice Chairman Rob Moore confirmed. The announcement comes close on the heels of the box office success of the most recent movie in the franchise.

Moore told Variety the new movie is in development and emphasized the popularity of the character Ethan Hunt warranted another movie. “We’re very happy to be developing this movie with Tom,” Moore said in support of the actor.

Cruise has been playing the role of the protagonist Ethan in the five movies produced since 1996. Ethan works for the Impossible Missions Force and undertakes dangerous missions along with his team.

The report noted “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” was released on Friday has collected more than $121 million at the box office so far, $56 million from the domestic market.

Collider reported the franchise may have reached its peak with the latest movie. Christopher McQuarrie is said to have been “studious and inventive” with his approach by including popular aspects from the previous movies such as face masks, high-tech gadgets and seemingly impossible security checks that need to be overcome.

The report said the franchise has been able to launch one successful movie after another because the producers allow new directors to bring their “unique sensibilities and aesthetics” to each movie. Heaping rich praise on the director, the report said the recent movie has “raised the game” and delivered the best movie from the franchise so far.

Details about the possible release date of “Mission: Impossible 6” have yet to be revealed. According to the report, Cruise confirmed recently they have just started to work on the movie and filming may begin as early as next summer. The actor is also currently working on “Top Gun 2” and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.”