The Impossible Missions Force has just recruited a new member of the team in the hulking form of Man of Steel star Henry Cavill.  Details on Cavill's Mission Impossible 6 character remain a mystery, but according to Variety, Cavill is set to "play some sort of a right hand to the head of Cruise’s unit."

In previous Mission Impossible movies, the role of Cruise's boss has been played by Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Fishburne, Tom Wilkinson and most recently by Alec Baldwin in Rogue Nation. There's no word yet on Baldwin reprising his role for the new movie, but we do know that Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner are all expected to be returning.

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Typically, each Mission Impossible sequel has been directed by a new filmmaker to keep things fresh, that tradition will be broken this time around as Rogue Nation's Christopher McQuarrie is back at the helm. Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie have enjoyed multiple collaborations since their first encounter on Bryan Singer's Valkyrie back in 2008. McQuarrie co-wrote Edge of Tomorrow as well this summer's reboot of The Mummy, and let's not forget McQuarrie also directed the first Jack Reacher.

Each Mission Impossible movie sets itself the daunting task of attempting to up the ante in the stunts department. So far it's mission accomplished on that front, but one area this billion dollar franchise is left wanting is its villains. Aside from Philip Seymour Hoffman's arms dealer Owen Davian from part three, the bad guys of the Mission Impossible world aren't particularly memorable. Well, I say that, but with all the vertigo-inducing stunts Cruise has pulled off over the years, the main antagonist of this franchise has been gravity.

Henry Cavill can be seen next in the Netflix's Sand Castle, and he's back as Superman later this year in DC team-up Justice League. 

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