'Mission Impossible 6' updates: Henry Cavill joins star-studded cast

(Facebook/MissionImpossibleAU)Tom Cruise will still be featured in "Mission: Impossible 6."

Henry Cavill joins the cast of the sixth installment of the popular action spy thriller film "Mission: Impossible."

The actor, famous for his recent portrayal of Superman in high-grossing films "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," recently confirmed his participation in the film through Instagram.

Director Christopher McQuarrie publicized the actor's inclusion through his Instagram post that says, "Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure."

The actor promptly replied with "Oh ok...I'm in!"

Cavill will join Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jeremy Renner in the movie franchise that garnered a gross $2.8 billion of ticket sales worldwide.

The first five series of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise revolved around the mission of Ethan Hunt-led Impossible Missions Force against forces that terrorize the nation, the world, and the organization itself.

However, the upcoming "Mission: Impossible" sequel might have a different pitch this time.

McQuarrie hinted in his interview with Empire Online that the focus of the film will be about the identity of Ethan Hunt, the protagonist of the movie series.

"I've seen five of these movies and I don't know who Ethan Hunt is. One movie sort of dealt with his personal life; the other movies are about people speculating what's really going on in Ethan's head. I want to know who Ethan is in this movie, I want an emotional journey for this character, and Tom really embraced it," the director said.

He also noted in the same interview that fans should expect a different Ethan Hunt this time.

"It's going great! We start shooting on April 10th in Paris. It's a very different Ethan Hunt, I can promise you that," he said.

"Mission: Impossible 6" will be released on July 27, 2018. The film is set to begin its production by August this year.

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