Christopher McQuarrie has revealed, via Instagram, that Superman star Henry Cavill (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, upcoming Justice League) has joined the Mission: Impossible 6 cast! He will join Tom Cruise in the Paramount Pictures and Skydance sequel, which will also see the return of Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner. It was recently revealed that The Crown and Everest star Vanessa Kirby will have a role as well.
Production on the upcoming Mission: Impossible 6 is set to begin April 10 in Paris with McQuarrie, who previously helmed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, once again writing and directing. McQuarrie noted in a recent interview that even more familiar faces from the franchise will be returning for the upcoming film.
McQuarrie’s return to the franchise marks the first time a director has helmed more than one Mission: Impossible film. Brian De Palma directed the original adaptation, which was followed by sequels directed by John Woo, J.J, Abrams and Brad Bird.
Mission: Impossible 6 is set to debut in theaters July 27, 2018.