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Hayley Atwell Confirms Casting for Mission: Impossible Sequels

September 13, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Hayley Atwell

As previously reported, Mission: Impossible filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie appeared to be teasing MCU star Hayley Atwell, most known for her work as Peggy Carter for the Marvel Universe, joining the M:I film franchise with an Instagram post earlier this month. Atwell herself confirmed this week on her Instagram account that she’s joining the cast for the next two planned sequels, the still untitled Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8.

Atwell’s role in the film is still unknown. Additionally, Hayley Atwell wrote the following this week:

I had a go at a ‘photo grid’ in an attempt to display some tech-savvy-millennial skills. For those of you who don’t know, this involves nine separate posts loaded one at a time which only come together as a complete image when someone views the profile page. Some of the comments were of the ‘wot-is-goin-on-u-can’t-frame-a-picture, mate’ variety SO, to ease the confusion, here is my news in one post….

I’m thrilled to have joined @tomcruise and @christophermcquarrie for the next TWO Mission Impossible movies. To have gone from a classical play in the west-end to an audio book recording of a great new novel to a Disney/Marvel animation and now the female lead in a huge action franchise is the kind of variety that fuels my curiosity and keeps me learning and striving to be better and do better. I can’t wait to start sharing this adventure with you. Mostly in the form of effusive, sweaty ranting about stunt training while spontaneously vomiting with excitement/exhaustion. Lucky you.

Atwell joins returning cast members Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, and Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell. Christopher McQuarrie is set to write and direct the next two films.

Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 are set for release on July 23, 2021 and August 5, 2022.