There is no mission impossible for British actress Hayley Atwell, the ‘Agent Carter’ star has joined the seventh instalment of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise.

Filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie, after penning and directing both ‘Rogue Nation’ and ‘Fallout’ will return for both the seventh and eighth films which will be shot back to back.

McQuarrie teased Atwell’s casting via his social media channels stating “@wellhayley

Should you choose to accept…”

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@wellhayley Should you choose to accept…

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Back in January, Tom Cruise made the announcement that both M:I 7 and 8 are in the pipeline with Christopher McQuarrie at the helm. Both projects in the franchise will be filmed back to back with scheduled releases coming with instalment 7 in the summer of 2021 and the eighth in 2022. Avoiding any conflict with Cruise’s ‘Top Gun’ sequel, ‘Maverick’, which releases in 2020.

McQuarrie had already made it clear he was looking to do something ‘different’ and had meeting’s with Paramount to possible work on the Michael B. Jordan lead Tom Clancy adaptation ‘Without Remorse’. Paramount has convinced him differently after the runaway success of ‘Fallout’. Wanting to build on that, we can imagine they put in an offer he simply could not refuse.

Atwell has already been a big part of the MCU and has become a fan favourite in her role of Agent Carter, a badass female agent of the Strategic Scientific Reserve during and after World War II and one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D. She was also the lifelong love interest for ‘Captain America’. Atwell’s other recent credits include ‘Christopher Robin’ and ‘Blinded By The Light’.


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