Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, upcoming Justice League) is set to join Tom Cruise in the next instalment of Paramount Pictures and Skydance’s “Mission Impossible” franchise. The announcement was made Thursday evening in a tongue-in-cheek Instagram post by “Mission: Impossible 6” director Christopher McQuarrie.
“Had a thought. Curious if you’re interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure,” McQuarrie asked Cavill in the post.
“How can I say no to a man with such perfect hair…..” replied Cavill from his own Instagram account.
McQuarrie returns as the helm, from a script he wrote, on this latest instalment, 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.
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 instalments.
Paramount Pictures will distribute the film which is scheduled for release late July, 2018.