Move over Batman, Superman now has a new opponent in the form of Ethan Hunt as its been publicly announced by Director Christopher McQuarrie (via his Instagram account) that Henry Cavill will join the next addition of the hit spy series, Mission: Impossible.
Christopher McQuarrie took to Instagram (see image below) to publicly invite Cavill to join the team by asking; "Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure."
Needless to say, Cavill has jumped at the opportunity and responded earlier today with the following post (via Instagram):
To round off this unique job offer, McQuarrie finished with the following statement echoing the films famous catchphrase; "@henrycavill Outstanding. Welcome aboard. Your social media account will self destruct in 5 seconds."
We will have to wait and see exactly what role Cavill will be portraying, although at this point, speculation is that he will be the villain of the piece.
Henry Cavill will join the cast of Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and (obviously) Ving Rhames in Mission: Impossible 6 which sees Christopher McQuarrie return as Director and Writer (from M:I5 - Rogue Nation).
Mission: Impossible 6 is due to explode onto Cinema screens in July 2018.
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