When you’re a man in demand it’s difficult to prioritise one franchise over another, especially for Jeremy Renner, who has no less than three currently on the go in his already busy career.
But with only a certain amount of months in the year, sometimes you have to put some projects on the back burner, and recent reports suggest Renner will skip the next instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise in order to focus on his commitments to Marvel Studios.
News surfaced yesterday that Renner, despite currently filming Avengers: Infinity War, will also lend his Hawkeye character to the Ant-Man and the Wasp, the follow-up to the 2015’s box office hit, Ant-Man. These commitments will also be added to an already packed schedule that includes a sequel to 2012’s The Bourne Legacy and the animated comedy Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad.
This doesn’t rule Renner out of returning in the future, but for the moment we can expect his character to be written out of the script for Mission: Impossible 6, though there us some good news in the fact that Man of Steel star Henry Cavill has signed on to join Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson.
On another note, Mission: Impossible 6, which currently remains untitled, is said to feature Tom Cruise’s most dangerous and adrenaline fuelled stunt to-date – one that’s reportedly been a year in the making. What exactly it is remains to be seen, but considering his previous stunts including running down the outside of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai and hanging off a plane as it took off, you can bet it will be incredible.
Mission: Impossible 6 is rumoured for release sometime in 2018.