Henry Cavill Will Join Forces With Tom Cruise in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6
Man of Steel and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. star Henry Cavill will be teaming up with Tom Cruise in Paramount Pictures' Mission: Impossible 6. The film is being directed by Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie, and Cavill will also join Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner, who are all expected to return.
According to Variety, "Cavill would play some sort of a right hand to the head of Cruise’s unit." Cavill seems like a great fit for the franchise as he's got that suave 007 spy vibe to him. I enjoyed the character he played in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
There are no details about the story for the next installment of the franchise, but McQuarrie previously said that he wants to focus on the character Ethan Hunt and who he is, promising a very different version of the character than what we've seen. He explains:
"I’ve seen five of these movies and I don’t know who Ethan Hunt is. One movie sort of dealt with his personal life; the other movies are about people speculating what’s really going on in Ethan’s head. I want to know who Ethan is in this movie, I want an emotional journey for this character, and Tom really embraced it. I don’t want to string together a bunch of action scenes, I want to actually deal with character. So I put Ethan in a bunch of complicated moral quandaries, and I’m trying to find ways to connect them – and then, ironically, the way to connect them was through giant action scenes."
It's cool to see that Cavill is joining this franchise, and I'm excited to see what kind of role he plays in the story. Cavill recently completed shooting Justice League, and he'll next appear in the Iraq war drama Sand Castle.
Mission: Impossible 6 starts production in April and will hit theaters on July 27, 2018.