Tom Cruise Is ‘Too Old’ For Action Movies, Says ‘Jack Reacher’ Author

The author behind Jack Reacher recently mentioned that Tom Cruise is “too old” for action movies after the star played the title role in two Jack Reacher films.

Jack Reacher author Lee Child recently explained that he thinks Tom Cruise is “too old” to continue starring in action movies. Tom Cruise starred in two adaptations of the books by Lee Child, with the first Jack Reacher film doing relatively well at the box office while the second film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back wasn’t well-received at all. Tom Cruise has obviously continued to star in a plethora of action adventures since, including several Mission: Impossible movies, as well as the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick.

The author has previously mentioned that Tom Cruise didn’t have the right physicality for Reacher’s towering stature as he’s depicted in the books. Lee Child doubled down on his thoughts in a recent interview with The Times, explaining that although Tom Cruise is a “terrific guy” the author thinks that he’s too old to keep throwing himself headfirst into adrenaline-fuelled action movies. The Jack Reacher author went on to say that Tom Cruise could get another few decades out of working as a character actor.

“Cruise was reluctant, He had his own investment in it, he was going to argue against it. It sounds extremely patronizing but I think it’s good for him. He’s too old for this stuff. He’s 57, he needs to move on, transition to being a character actor. He could get another 20 years out of it. He has the talent. He’s a terrific guy, very considerate, good fun.”

Do you agree with the Jack Reacher author? Or would you like to see Tom Cruise keep making fast-paced action movies? Let us know in the comments!

Here’s the synopsis for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back follows the title character as he returns to Virginia to meet the head of his former unit. But she’s missing, he’s being charged with a crime committed nearly 20 years ago, and he may even have a daughter. Making things right will lead him on a cross-country chase to uncover the truth – and maybe even a family.

Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany, Austin Hebert, Robert Catrini, Robert Knepper and Billy Slaughter, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Source: The Times

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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