Actor Nicholas Hoult has a new mission and has chosen to accept, taking a role in the new Mission Impossible film.
Director Christopher McQuarrie has been making fans of the action spy franchise excited the past couple of months as his social media accounts have been layered with announcements of new cast members.
However, while some new cast members have definitely signed on for both movies, Hoult, for the time being, is just confirmed to star in the next installment which for now is simply known as Mission Impossible 7.
Details about the role he will play in the movie have yet to be disclosed, however, with the caption, McQuarrie added to the photo revealing Hoult as a new cast member “Say @nicholashoult, care to raise a little hell?” it is rumored that the actor will portray a villain in the movie.
Nicholas Hoult has had a long-spanning career dating back to his toddler days when he was a child model before landing his breakout movie role opposite Hugh Grant in About a Boy. Hoult broke Hollywood in various notable movie roles including a young Hank McCoy/Beast in the X-Men franchise.
If rumors are true and Hoult’s role in Mission Impossible 7 movie is a villain, it will be the first time the actor has played a blatant bad guy in a major blockbuster movie.
The new Mission Impossible movies are shaping rather well not just with Hoult’s casting, but also the recent news that Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, and Pom Klementoff have all signed on for both of the new movies with rumors that Bradley Cooper will also be joining as the main villain of the two movies.
The new cast will join already confirmed returnees Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson with more casting announcements and comebacks to come.
Mission Impossible 7 is expected to be released on July 23, 2021, and Mission Impossible 8 is expected to be released on August 5, 2022.