Henry Cavill Joins Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

Henry Cavill Joins Tom Cruise in
Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock

Henry Cavill is set to join Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s next installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.

Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner are also expected to return, though it’s unknown in what capacity.

Christopher McQuarrie, who directed “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” is back to direct this sixth film from a script he wrote.

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.

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.


Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 9

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Thedude3445 says:

    Henry Cavill was good in UNCLE so if he brings that mannerism along he will be a fine addition to the cast.

    Though really, where is Paula Patton in all this? She was missed in the last movie and I’d hate to see her character simply disappear without much explanation when most of the main cast of the series (since the third one) are also going to be there.

  2. harry georgatos says:

    Cavill has leading man style from old Hollywood, only problem in THE MAN FROM UNCLE was a badly directed, acted, written movie. Bares no resemblance to the iconic tv show. MISSION : IMPOSSIBLE too bares little resemblance to the iconic tv show.

  3. Elaine says:

    Best news I’ve heard out of Hollywood in more than a year.

  4. jack says:

    Henry Cavill should be James Bond.

  5. And it films in France, New Zealand and the UK!

  6. SUPERDecision! says:

    Yay! Another powerhouse for these juggernaut franchise!

  7. Marc says:

    They should hire someone who can act instead. cavill has as much personality and screen charisma as a wet piece of stale toast.

  8. kem says:

    So far I’m not interested. More casting to come, I hope, with some flavor.

  9. Constance says:

    Tom Cruise is very underrated.

More Film News from Variety