In a recent interview with Collider, Jeremy Renner has revealed that his commitments to Avengers: Infinity War could prevent him from being a part of Mission Impossible 6.
“I’m not sure what’s happening. I know they [the Mission: Impossible 6 producers] really want to get it going and having spoken to Tom [Cruise] about where it’s at I know there might be some conflict with schedules, I’m not sure what’s going to happen. Avengers is going to eat up a lot of next year; I certainly hope it doesn’t ultimately get in the way of Tom and I and the gang getting back together for that because I’d love to.”
Renner joined the Mission Impossible franchise for the fourth instalment (Ghost Protocol) as IMF Agent William Brandt and reprised the role in last year's Rogue Nation. Traditionally, each Mission Impossible sequel has been directed by a different filmmaker, but M: I 6 will see Christopher McQuarrie return to the helm after his work on Rogue Nation.
Having grossed more than $682 million worldwide, Paramount were keen to get the next impossible mission into production as soon as possible and were initially targeting a late 2017 release. However, a pay dispute with star and producer Tom Cruise put paid to those plans, and a summer 2018 launch is now said to be the aim.
While it remains unclear how big a role Renner's Hawkeye will play in Infinity War and its sequel, there is still every chance that Renner can make an appearance in M: I 6. Production on Rogue Nation was completed on a tight deadline thanks to Paramount deciding to release the movie six months early. In what could have easily been a trainwreck turned out to be the most audacious entry in the franchise to date, and dare I say the most fun.
Jeremy Renner can currently be seen alongside Amy Adams and Forest Whitaker in Denis Villeneuve's breathtaking sci-fi thriller Arrival. If the summer's endless slew of big movies has left you questioning Hollywood's ability to make an intelligent sci-fi movie, Arrival will restore your faith and then some.