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Titans Star Esai Morales Replacing Nicholas Hoult In Mission: Impossible 7

May 21, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Nicholas Hoult is out as the villain for Mission: Impossible 7, with Esai Morales stepping in to take his place. Variety reports that Hoult, who was cast to play the villain role earlier this year, had to exit due to scheduling issues after the latest entry in the action franchise was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoult is scheduled to shooting Hulu’s second season of The Great and that will overlap with the franchise’s eventual return to production.

Morales, who played Deathstroke in season two of DC Universe’s Titans, has now stepped in to play the role. Morales is also known for his roles in Caprica and Ozark.

The film will also star Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, and Shea Whigham and is currently set to release on November 19th, 2021.