Henry Cavill Joins Mission: Impossible 6
March 19, 2017
Henry Cavill is set to join Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s next installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.
Man Of Steel’s Henry Cavill has officially been cast in Paramount’s upcoming sequel Mission: Impossible 6. The whole deal was seemingly orchestrated via Instagram, in a cutesy question from director Christopher McQuarrie asking if Cavill would want to hop on over into his movie: “Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you’re interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure.”
Cavill then asked how he could refuse a man with such good hair. The director then made sure the star would know what was expected of him if he took up a role.
“Just a few caveats: must enjoy extreme heights, high speeds, motor vehicles of all varieties (especially aircraft), practical stunts, firearms, and sporadic exposition. All good?”
Naturally, Cavill was chill with the requirements. “Oh ok…..I’m in!”
Plot details are still under wraps but sources say Cavill would play some sort of a right hand to the head of Cruise’s unit. Alec Baldwin played the role of Cruise’s boss in “Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation” but it is unknown if he will return as the part has been replaced with a new actor (Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Fishburne, Tom Wilkinson) in previous installments. Cavill, obviously, is best known for playing Superman in Man Of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and reprises that role in this November’s Justice League, but it was Guy Ritchie’s sorely underrated The Man from U.N.C.L.E. where he really got a chance to shine.
McQuarrie returns as the helm, from a script he wrote, on this latest installment, along with Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jeremy Renner. McQuarrie is producing alongside Cruise, Don Granger, J.J. Abrams and Skydance Production’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg. Paramount will distribute the film in theaters July 27, 2018.