Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) is joining the cast and Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible franchise for the next two films. The Agent Carter actress will be the female lead in Mission Impossible seven and eight. On her Instagram page, Atwell expresses her excitement on joining the franchise.
“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.”
Hayley Atwell cast in new Mission: Impossible film opposite Tom Cruise https://t.co/ivQbr6IhBe
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 7, 2019
Mission Impossible has been around for 23 years, with six films so far, each film improving in the box office. Not much has been released about the plots for the next two movies as of yet.
Filming for the next Mission Impossible movie begins next year, with the seventh movie being released in 2021 and the eighth in 2022.