Jeremy Renner Not Returning For ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

Jeremy Renner will not be seen in "Mission: Impossible 6" when the movie franchise hits theaters in July 2018. This will be quite a disappointment to those who expect to see IMF agent William Brandt, the character played by the actor in the movie. The Impossible Mission Force led by Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt has developed a following but the team must survive without agent Brandt this time.

Renner was seen in two MI movies, the "Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol" in 2011 and "Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation" in 2015. The two movies were enough to cement his significant role as an IMF member. "Mission: Impossible" has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. Not surprising at all since the television series from where it was based was also a hit.

Renner will be busy with other Marvel commitments particularly "The Avengers: Infinity War". The hit Marvel movie will be released in theaters on May 4, 2018, just a few months ahead of "Mission Impossible 6". Aside from his demanding role as Hawkeye in "The Avengers", the "Arrival" star will also be part of "Ant-Man and the Wasp" which will also be shown in July next year, according to Slashfilm.

With Hawkeye in "Ant-Man and the Wasp", Marvel Studios seems to be maximizing the potential of its superheroes by exploring their crossover appearances. Unsurprisingly again, Doctor Strange will be making an appearance in "Thor: Ragnarok". Tony Stark will also be appearing in "Spiderman: Homecoming". Fans should not, however, be keeping their hopes too high that Renner will be appearing in the second "Ant-Man" movie since nothing is confirmed yet.

Despite Renner's absence, "Mission: Impossible 6" will have other treats for moviegoers. There are talks that Man of Steel" lead star Henry Cavill will be part of the movie either as part of the IMF team or a new villain. The other IMF team members will still be in the movie franchise including Simon Pegg, the resident technician who provided some of the humor in the movie. Rebecca Ferguson will also reprise the role of Ilsa Faust, according to The Movie Network.

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