Director Chris McQuarrie has announced that Primetime Emmy-winner Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso; Game of Thrones; Krypton) has joined the cast of Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two in an undisclosed role.
Further details on her part are unsurprisingly being kept under wraps, but it looks like she'll appear in some sort of military or naval role, as she appears to be standing aboard a ship - a setting that appears to be a pretty prominent location in the film since many of the recent cast announcements have been seen in a similar setting.
With Tom Cruise doing the rounds for his Oscar-nominated Top Gun: Maverick, we'd expect some sort of update on this year's Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One before the end of the weekend. Plus, with Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves right around the corner, it wouldn't surprise us if Paramount dropped the official trailer for Cruise's next blockbuster before the end of the month.
Check out a first look below:
In addition to Cruise as the headliner, the highly anticipated McQ-directed action blockbuster will also see the return of Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Academy Award-nominee Vanessa Kirby as the White Widow, Frederick Schmidt as Zola, and Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge.
Newcomers to the franchise include Hayley Atwell (Avengers: Endgame; Captain America: The First Avenger) as Grace, Shea Whigham (Perry Mason; Marvel's Agent Carter), Pom Klementieff (Avengers: Endgame; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Esai Morales (Titans; La Bamba), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2; Hobbs & Shaw), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride; Saw), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones; Carnival Row), Mark Gatiss (The Father; The Favourite), Charles Parnell (Top Gun: Maverick; Transformers: Age of Extinction), Greg Tarzan Davis (Top Gun: Maverick; Grey's Anatomy), Mariela Garriga (NCIS; NCIS: Los Angeles), Marcin Dorociński (The Queen's Gambit; Vikings: Valhalla), and Lampros Kalfuntzos (No Time to Die; Ted Lasso).
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One lights the fuse in theaters on July 14, 2023; with the rumored franchise finale, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two, set to arrive the following year on June 28, 2024.