With a sixth film in the “Mission: Impossible” series set to hit in July 2018, it’s expected much of the cast of the last two films will also be back including the confirmed Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson along with the likely Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Jeremy Renner.
However, Renner says the return of his William Brandt character isn’t so certain due to the film’s production schedule. Speaking with Collider, the actor suggested his involvement as Clint Barton/Hawkeeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could make it harder for him to return – especially with filming likely to crossover with the “Infinity War” movies:
“MI6, I’m not sure what’s happening. I think it’s going to be coming down to…I know that they’re really wanting to get it going, and I haven’t spoken to Tom yet about where it’s at. I know there might be some conflict with schedules, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen. Avengers is gonna eat up a lot of next year. Gladly, but I certainly hope it doesn’t ultimately get in the way of Tom and I and the gang getting back together for that, because I’d love to.”
Though Renner’s involvement in the project is not yet confirmed with details of the next film being kept under wraps except, filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returns as both writer and director and suggested to Renner on Twitter back in March that he’ll likely be needed again..
“Mission: Impossible 6” is scheduled to hit cinemas July 27th 2018.