Haley Atwell is officially accepting her mission. It was rumored earlier this week that the actress had been cast opposite Tom Cruise in the next two Mission Impossible films. Then, Friday, the MCU starlet took to Instagram to confirm the news herself.
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I had a go at a ‘photo grid’ in an attempt to display some tech-savvy-millennial skills. For those of you who don’t know, this involves nine separate posts loaded one at a time which only come together as a complete image when someone views the profile page. Some of the comments were of the ‘wot-is-goin-on-u-can’t-frame-a-picture, mate’ variety SO, to ease the confusion, here is my news in one post….. I’m thrilled to have joined @tomcruise and @christophermcquarrie for the next TWO Mission Impossible movies. To have gone from a classical play in the west-end to an audio book recording of a great new novel to a Disney/Marvel animation and now the female lead in a huge action franchise is the kind of variety that fuels my curiosity and keeps me learning and striving to be better and do better. I can’t wait to start sharing this adventure with you. Mostly in the form of effusive, sweaty ranting about stunt training while spontaneously vomiting with excitement/exhaustion. Lucky you. 🕺
In the post, Atwell joked about her lack of tech-savvy while commenting on her excitement over the role. “I can’t wait to start sharing this adventure with you. Mostly in the form of effusive, sweaty ranting about stunt training while spontaneously vomiting with excitement/exhaustion. Lucky you.”
Alongside Cruise and Atwell, franchise mainstays Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames are set to return. Christopher McQuarrie is also returning the helm the sequels after receiving near-universal praise for his writing and direction on last year’s Mission Impossible: Fallout.
Atwell is set to appear next in Marvel’s What If series on Disney+. And before stepping back into the shoes of Ethan Hunt, Cruise will star in the long-awaited sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
Mission Impossible 7 will release on July 23rd, 2021. Followed a year later by MI: 8 on August 5th, 2022