Henry Cavill’s character August Walker introduced in Mission Impossible: Fallout was undoubtedly one of the best characters ever that the franchise had given us. Even though he was not among the good guys in the movie, his charismatic aura made the audience root for the character. Even the Ethan Hunt fame Tom Cruise who spearheads the franchise claimed that he was jealous of Cavill. He said this primarily in the reference to that iconic bathroom fight scene which is still etched in the minds of the fans.
Tom Cruise got amazed by Henry Cavill
During an interview with BBC Radio 1, the Top Gun actor spoke about how all of the crew on the set including him were amazed by Henry Cavill’s performance in Fallout. The actor especially acknowledged the scene when the Man of Steel actor approaches Ethan Hunt and we could watch his full beard. Tom Cruise went on to describe that the scene even made him jealous and made him think, that it would be awesome if he could also do that:
“The editing room were going, ‘How did you do that, Henry?’ OK, he is so talented that he can do that. I remember the time I saw the take and he did that, I was like, ‘This is awesome! This is amazing.’ I wish I could grow a beard like that. I was like, ‘That happened,”
He further added that no matter how he watches that scene, every time it comes, he gets baffled by that shot:
“But, you had to play it back, and you could play it back in slow motion and I still can’t figure it out. It is the wildest thing,”
Now it can’t be denied that the character of August Walker has been a fan favorite since his first glimpse on-screen but sadly the ending of the movie killed him and thus Henry Cavill’s Mission Impossible journey got limited to only a single project. But as the concluding projects in the Mission Impossible series are slated to be released in the upcoming couple of years, it is speculated that our beloved Witcher actor may return.
Will Henry Cavill return to the Mission Impossible Universe?
As the concluding movies of the series titled Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 and Dead Reckoning Part 2 are slated to release in 2023 and 2024, a bunch of fan theories and rumors are coming by. In a recent interview, the director of the movie Christopher McQuarrie hinted at a major character from Fallout to be returning in Mission Impossible 8.
The director refused to share any more details, but the fans are in speculations that this mysterious character can be Henry Cavill’s, August Walker. Although August Walker got a very painful death at the end of Mission Impossible 6, there is always scope for flashback sequences that can prove that it was he all along behind some major planning to eliminate Ethan Hunt.
According to the reports, the upcoming installments in the franchise are going to provide us with some breathtaking action sequences, and these two movies reportedly also being the final appearance of Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt has ignited sparks of excitement among the fans. Now it will be interesting to find out if Tom Cruise can recreate the Top Gun: Maverick box office scenario with these MI movies.
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part-1 to be released on July 14, 2023, and Part-2 to be released on June 28, 2024
Source: BBC Radio 1