Henry Cavill joins Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 6

Henry Cavill joins Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 6
Henry Cavill in Batman V Superman.
Published: 5:45 PM, March 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Henry Cavill is set to join Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s next instalment 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 instalments.

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. VARIETY.COM/REUTERS