Mission Impossible 6 just got Supermaned: Henry Cavill to share screen space with Tom Cruise

Mission Impossible 6 director Christopher McQuarrie approached Henry Cavill for the film in a hilarious comment thread on Instagram.

FP Staff March 17, 2017 15:30:48 IST
Mission Impossible 6 just got Supermaned: Henry Cavill to share screen space with Tom Cruise

"Is it a plane? Is it a bird? No! It's Superman!"

That might be a line in the next installment of Mission Impossible. Director Christopher McQuarrie has roped in Henry Cavill, the star who currently plays Superman in DC movies, for Mission Impossible 6.

Mission Impossible 6 just got Supermaned Henry Cavill to share screen space with Tom Cruise

Henry Cavill. Getty

With no regard to his status as Superman, McQuarrie approached Cavill for the film in a rather unusual manner. He took to Instagram and tagged Cavill in a picture asking him if he is up for a role in Mission Impossible 6.

"Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you’re interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure," he asked. Playing along, Cavill responded in similar vein. "Oh ok... I'm in!," commented Cavill through some orchestrated casualness.

Continuing the game, McQuarrie spelled out the requirements needed for a role in a typical Mission Impossible franchise film. "@henrycavill excellent. Just a few caveats: must enjoy extreme heights, high speeds, motor vehicles of all varieties (especially aircraft), practical stunts, firearms, and sporadic exposition. All good?," commented the director.

Referring to his Superman role, Cavill responded with this witty comment, "@christophermcquarrie only if I get to fly for real."

After the two struck a deal, McQuarrie left the fans charged with excitement with his final comment on the thread, "@henrycavill Outstanding. Welcome aboard. Your social media account will self destruct in 5 seconds."

Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure.

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With Cavill on-board, Mission Impossible 6 is sure to be a much-anticipated action entertainer. Besides that, Cavill will be seen as Superman in Zack Snyder's ensemble Justice League, the Netflix original film Sand Castle and David Raymond’s psychological thriller Nomis.

Mission Impossible 6 also stars Tom Cruise,  Rebecca Ferguson, and Jeremy Renner. It will be produced by McQuarrie, Cruise, Don Granger, JJ Abrams and Skydance Production’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg. It is slated to release on 27 July, 2018.

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