The casting announcements for the next two Mission: Impossible movies continued today with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie revealing that Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, and Cary Elwes are on board.
While it is unknown who they are playing, McQuarrie included black and white photos of the new cast members that you can view below.
Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie is returning to write and direct the two Paramount Pictures sequels, with the seventh and eighth films arriving on November 19, 2021 and November 4, 2022, respectively. Skydance Media founder and CEO David Ellison will again produce.
McQuarrie previously told the Light the Fuse podcast that they decided to do two movies in order to tell Ethan Hunt’s story. “When we went into making Fallout, I said to Tom, ‘I really want to make this more of an emotional journey for [Hunt].’
“Going into this, I said, ‘I want to take what we learned from Fallout and apply it to every character in the movie. I want everyone to have an emotional arc.”
He added that Hayley Atwell’s character will be a “destructive force of nature” in the films. “In this [film], we’ve found something really, really great for the core team. What I can tell you is that they then encounter this other destructive force of nature in the form of Hayley.”
“There’s ambiguity… the interesting thing we’re exploring is her resistance to a situation she finds herself in. How she starts off, where she becomes. The journey of what she comes into and what is asked of her and potentially where she ends up.”
McQuarrie has written and directed the last two films, which were both big hits. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was released in 2015 and earned $682.7 million worldwide, while Mission: Impossible – Fallout grossed $791.1 million globally last year and is the biggest film in the franchise.
If you crave more photos from the production, be sure to stay tuned to McQuarrie’s Instagram account. He’s been posting numerous photos over the last year from the filming and more.