Henry Cavill Joins Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible 6’
Yes, you’ve read that right. According to Variety, the British actor known for his role as Superman in the DC Extended Uniiverse is set to join Cruise, along with Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg who will return to reprise their roles.
Christopher McQuarrie will continue to write and direct the film, which makes it his fourth film directing Tom Cruise.
Details on the film’s plot has yet to be revealed but sources say Cavill will be playing some sort of a right hand to the head of Cruise’s unit. Alec Baldwin who played to role of Tom Cruise’s boss in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation but it is still unknown if he will return.
Cruise will produce along with David Ellison.
The film marks Cavill’s first major job since leaving CAA for WME. Cavill is best known as Superman in Zack Snyder’s most recent reboots and is expected to make his return in “Justice League” this November.
Cavill also has the Iraq war pic “Sand Castle” on Netflix premiering this spring. Besides WME, Cavill is also repped by manager Dany Garcia of the Garcia Companies and Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown.