Despite meeting their untimely ends in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, actors Henry Cavill and Alec Baldwin may reprise their roles in future films in the franchise.
After signing a deal with Paramount to write and direct two additional installments in the Mission: Impossible film series, filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie is reportedly considering writing both characters back into the franchise through use of flashbacks.
McQuarrie, who previously wrote and directed Fallout and 2015's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, is expected to fast-track production of the sequels, with principal photography scheduled to proceed back-to-back for both installments beginning by the end of the year.
As McQuarrie's deal to helm the two sequels was finalized at the beginning of this week, the filmmaker still likely has to complete writing the scripts for both films, leaving Cavill and Baldwin's potential returns no more than an intriguing possibility at this time. Currently, the longtime Tom Cruise collaborator is assisting with last minute rewrites to next year's eagerly anticipated Top Gun sequel Top Gun: Maverick with Cruise reprising his role as the titular fighter pilot.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)