On Friday, Christopher McQuarrie announced on Instagram that Marvel actress Hayley Atwell will be joining the next Mission: Impossible film, Mission: Impossible 7.
McQuarrie shared a photo of Atwell on his Instagram, asking her if she would “choose to accept” this new role. Cruise will reprise his role as Ethan Hunt for the upcoming film, with McQuarrie set to return to write and direct the series’ seventh entry.
McQuarrie was behind 2015’s Rogue Nation as well as last year’s Fallout. Rogue Nation was well-received and was said to be the start of a new revival within the franchise. Fallout was also well-received and became the series’ highest-grossing film, earning $791.1 million globally.
The next Mission: Impossible film is slated to release on July 23, 2021.