Avengers: Infinity War May Force Jeremy Renner to Skip M:I 6

Paramount Pictures confirmed just last week that "Mission: Impossible 6" will arrive in 2018, with Tom Cruise returning to the role of Ethan Hunt. However, he may be missing at least one member of his Impossible Missions Force.

Speaking with Collider about his new sci-fi thriller "Arrival," Jeremy Renner revealed the production schedule for Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" could mean he'll have to sit out the next mission of the action-spy franchise.

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"I’m not sure what’s happening!" he said. "I know that they’re really wanting to get it going, and I haven’t spoken to Tom about ultimately where it’s at. I know that there might be some conflict with schedules, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen. 'Avengers' is going to eat up a lot of next year  —  gladly  —  but I certainly hope that won’t get in the way of Tom and I and the gang getting back together, because I’d love to."

Renner will reprise his role as Hawkeye in "Avengers: Infinity War," which is expected to be filmed back to back with the untitled sequel -- hence the actor's comment that production will "eat up a lot of next year." Production will get under way in January at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Georgia, with Joe and Anthony Russo ("Captain America: Civil War") behind the camera.

The Oscar nominee made his "Mission: Impossible" debut as intelligence analyst William Brandt in 2011's "Ghost Protocol." He returned to the role in 2015 in "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation."

"Avengers: Infinity War" opens May 4, 2018, while "Mission: Impossible 6" arrives July 27, 2018.

(via Heroic Hollywood)

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