Henry Cavill will be in Mission Impossible 6.
The director of the film, Christopher McQuarrie revealed that Henry Cavill would be joining the cast in a post on Instagram:
Variety reports Cavill will play “a right hand man to the head of Cruise’s unit.” The rest of the cast will be returning with Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jeremy Renner.
I’m excited to see what Henry Cavill brings to this franchise. I’d like to see him be in things not involving Superman. This might allow him to show off some talent outside of the DCEU. I’m also glad that Christopher McQuarrie is returning. (I know that’s been announced, I just didn’t have a site then)
In an interview with Collider, the producer, David Ellison, revealed filming will start April 10th in Paris, London, and New Zealand. He was then asked what big stunt they had planned for this movie and he provided this response:
“We’re thrilled. Chris is back, obviously, writing and directing after Rogue Nation. We could not be more excited about the character Henry Cavill’s going to play. And I will say after the Burj [Khalifa] we thought it was going to be impossible to top that stunt, and then Tom did the A380 for the plane. What Tom is doing in this movie I believe will top anything that’s come before. It is absolutely unbelievable—he’s been training for a year. It is going to be, I believe, the most impressive and unbelievable thing that Tom Cruise has done in a movie, and he has been working on it since right after Rogue Nation came out. It’s gonna be mind-blowing.”
He also provided some thoughts on Tom Cruise doing his own stunts:
“It all comes from the best place. It is all about entertaining an audience. Tom’s entire mantra for hanging on the side of the Burj Khalifa or the A380 or literally holding your breath for six minutes underwater to do the Taurus sequence is, in a world of massive [visual] effects, he said the audience can tell when it’s you on a green screen or when you’re actually doing it live. And the tension, because the stunt is real, actually puts the audience where Ethan Hunt is where they are in the movie. He said that’s why he does it; it’s all about entertaining an audience and it makes the movie better.”
He couldn’t say where the stunt was in the movie, but he did tell about some behind the scenes debate over the Burj Khalifa in Ghost Protocol.
“I cannot say for M:I 6, but on Rogue Nation it was a conversation that was ongoing about whether or not it was in the opening or the middle of the movie. Obviously in Ghost Protocol there was a lot of conversation about should the Burj be at the end of the movie? Because it was obviously the biggest stunt in the film, and it really was just story drives everything. That’s the amazing thing about working with somebody who’s talented as Chris McQuarrie, who is a brilliant, brilliant screenwriter as well as a director, is story drives every single decision.”
It’s exciting to hear that Tom Cruise will be marking another epic stunt scene. It’ll be hard to beat the opening scene in Rogue Nation, but I believe Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise can do it.
Are you excited for Henry Cavill in Mission Impossible 6? Tom Cruise’s stunt? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.