Nicholas Hoult Joins Mission Impossible Cast as Villain


X-Men Star Nicholas Hoult will be joining Tom Cruise for the Mission: Impossible sequel, shared by filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie and Hoult himself last Tuesday.

Hoult responded to a question posed by Christopher McQuarrie on Instagram in which he was tagged and asked: “Care to raise a little hell?” Hoult responded: “Love to. Though why stop at a little?”

This is good news for Hoult and his fans. He joins the action series after months after coming in as runner up to play Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Robert Pattinson has since landed the role of the Dark Knight.

Still, Hoult has plenty of acting experience and is best known for his performance as ‘Beast’ in the X-Men franchise, his leading role in Warm Bodies, and his work in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Last year, he was seen on the screen in The Favourite and Tolkien in which he played the young J. R. R. Tolkien.

According to The Hollywood Reporter,  Hoult will be playing the villain and star in both, the seventh and eighth film of the franchise.  McQuarrie will direct both of the upcoming sequels. He is familiar with the franchise as he directed the 2015’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and 2018’s Fallout sequels before.

The cast also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Captain America & Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, and Pom Klementieff, who is best know for playing ‘Mantis’ in Guardians of the Galaxy.

The forthcoming pair of films will hit screens in 2021 and 2022.