“Justice League” star Henry Cavill has signed on to the sixth installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.
Filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie made the announcement Thursday night in an Instagram post directed at Cavill.
McQuarrie posted a photo of himself standing on rocks overlooking a river, accompanied by the message, “Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you’re interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure.” Cavill responded, “Oh ok…..I’m in!”
The director finished the exchange with, “@henrycavill Outstanding. Welcome aboard. Your social media account will self destruct in 5 seconds.”
Cavill joins Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Jeremy Renner in the untitled Paramount Pictures sequel, targeted for release in 2018. He’ll next be seen in “Justice League,” which arrives in theaters Nov. 17.
Directed by Zack Snyder, “Justice League” stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen Queen Hippolyta, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)