Tom Cruise insisted the ending of the first MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE was rewritten because he didn't like the idea of his pal Ving Rhames being killed off.

Rhames has been Cruise's sidekick in both Mission: Impossible movies and he returns in M:I 3.

Cruise says, "He was actually going to die in the first Mission and here we are, three pictures later. It's fun getting to hang out with him again."