These 6 actors join an already impressive set of veterans and newcomers to the series. Alongside Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett and Henry czerny will take over all roles from previous entries. Pom Klementieff, Hayley atwell, and Shea Whigham will make their franchise debuts, as will Esai Morales in a villainous role that was originally designed for Nicholas Hoult.
While few details have been revealed on the nature of the roles of the recently announced actors, McQuarrie’s Instagram posts show Varma, Gatiss, Elwes and Parnell in formal dress. Delaney’s photograph features the actor in military uniform, along with the mysterious caption “Welcome to the Community”.
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Elwes is best known for his lead roles in The Princess Bride and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Delaney is a comedic actor first and foremost, having just starred in the live-action / animated hybrid. Tom and jerry. Meanwhile, Indira Varma was a regular cast member on Game of Thrones and was recently thrown in the next one Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney + Series. McQuarrie’s announcement reflects a somewhat odd collection of actors who typically wouldn’t appear in projects together. It will be fascinating to see how the director brings each personality to the action-packed espionage of the Mission: Impossible series.
Mission: impossible 7 and 8 were originally scheduled to be pulled back to back, despite scheduling conflicts and the pandemic prevented such plans. As it stands, Cruise and McQuarrie are both keen on returning to Mission: Impossible 8 when it goes into production.
Mission: Impossible 7 is slated to debut in November.
J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.
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