The duo of Henry Cavill and Alec Baldwin may see a reprisal of their roles in the next two Mission: Impossible films.
Director Christopher McQuarrie let slip on The Hollywood Reporter that he may look to bring the two actors – both of which who starred in last year’s acclaimed Mission: Impossible – Fallout – back into the fray.
Cavill (Man of Steel, The Man From U.N.C.L.E) played as the enigmatic assassin John Walker, while Baldwin (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, 30 Rock, The Departed) as IMF boss Alan Hunley.
As those who watched M:I – Fallout, both characters perished in the events of that story. As far as speculation goes, the two will most probably return via flashbacks.
McQuarrie looks to continue his stint at the helm of the two future M:I films that are apparently shooting back-to-back. This is hinted further by series lead Tom Cruise on a recent Twitter post, stating that the new films will come out on the summers of 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Summer 2021 and Summer 2022 pic.twitter.com/V6SNvZx2La
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) January 15, 2019
While Cavill himself has yet to confirm this news, he is currently wearing a different hat – or in this case, wig – in the form of monster-slaying hardass, Geralt of Rivia, in the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher – an adaptation of the dark fantasy novels (not the games, despite the popular opinion) by Andrezj Sapkowski.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.