These six actors participate in an already impressive ensemble of veterans and newcomers in the series. Alongside Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett and Henry Czerny all replay their roles from previous entries. Pom Klementieff, Hayley Atwell and Shea Whigham will make their franchise debut, as will the villain Esai Morales, devised for Nicholas Hoult.
Little details have been revealed about the nature of the newly announced actor’s role, but McQuarrie’s Instagram post shows Varma, Gatiss, Elwes, and Parnell in full dress. Delaney’s photo depicts an actor in military uniform and the mysterious caption “Welcome to the Community.”
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Elwis is best known for starring in Princess Bride and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Delaney is primarily a comedy actor who has just starred in the live-action / animated hybrid The Tom and Jerry. Meanwhile, Indira Varma is a regular cast member of the Game of Thrones and was recently cast on the next Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney + series. McQuarrie’s announcement reflects a collection of rather bizarre actors who usually don’t appear on the project together. It will be interesting to see how the director incorporates each personality into the action-intensive espionage of the Mission: Impossible series.
Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 were initially scheduled to be shot in succession, but schedule conflicts and pandemics hampered such plans. Currently, both Cruise and McQuarrie are connected to return to Mission: Impossible 8.
Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to debut in November this year.
J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.
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