Jeremy Renner Rumored To Appear As Hawkeye In ANT-MAN AND THE WASP; Unlikely For MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6

A new rumor has surfaced, revealing why we might not get to see Jeremy Renner return in M:I 6 and it has something to do with his commitments on the two-part Infinity War & Ant-Man and the Wasp?!

During Paramount's CinemaCon presentation yesterday afternoon, the studio officially announced that director Chris McQuarrie would be filming the highly anticipated Mission: Impossible 6 with IMAX 3D cameras and that production this time around would take the cast and crew to London, Paris, India, and New Zealand. The panel also revealed the returning cast of Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, and Sean Harris, and also confirmed the new additions of Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby, and Sian Brooke.

While that was plenty exciting, the panel failed to make mention of one key component in the IMF's resurgence: Jeremy Renner, who has admirably played Ethan Hunt's second-in-command, William Brandt, in the previous two films. With the director and cast not in attendance, further clarification on their major exclusion wasn't provided, but it wasn't too hard to gather that his absence could likely be attributed to his year-long commitment to Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War and if a recent report is to be believed, then to another major upcoming Marvel film as well. 

According to Showbiz 411 (who were the first to report in December 2015 that Ferguson would be back for M: I 6), Renner's Marvel commitments as Hawkeye are expected to, unfortunately, keep him away from the sixth impossible mission as he'll still be deep into filming the two-part Infinity War/Avengers 4 this April when Mission 6 lights the fuse. Their report also states that he's then expected to begin work on Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and the Wasp, which begins production this summer, shortly afterward and will film both Marvel projects back-to-back. 

It's still early in the process and Marvel has made no official casting announcement regarding Ant-Man and the Wasp just yet, so it's probably best to take all this with a big grain of salt for the time being.

Renner does still have one film left on his Mission: Impossible contract, so there is still a possibility, he's able to work something out where he can film all three, similar to how he was able to film both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Rogue Nation back in 2014/2015, but if not, then we'd probably have to wait until a potential Mission: Impossible 7 to see him back in the fold. Renner did recently express interest in getting back together with Cruise and the gang, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see if anything changes in the coming weeks.

On another note, it looks like Renner is finally flying out to Atlanta to join the Infinity War team:

So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!

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