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The cast of the upcoming back-to-back sequels in the Mission: Impossible franchise is already stacked. Tom Cruise is still leading the charge as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, and he’ll have Rebecca Ferguson back at his side as MI6 agent Ilsa Faust. But the sequels will also feature new cast members like Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham and Nicholas Hoult. Thankfully, it won’t be all new faces in the upcoming sequels though, as one of Ethan Hunt’s most reliable counterparts has been confirmed to return.
Simon Pegg will be part of at least the seventh installment of the upcoming Mission: Impossible franchise, reprising his role as Benji Dunn, the IMF tech guy turned field agent who always has the best gadgets, but doesn’t always use them as efficiently as he should.
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Collider noticed Simon Pegg’s appearance on a Canadian show called Our City Tonight, and it was there that he confirmed Mission: Impossible 7 would be shooting this year. In an interview recorded in December, Pegg simply said, “I have another Mission: Impossible to start next year.” But he didn’t offer up any more details than that.
What’s most interesting about that is his lack of confirmation as having a role in both sequels. Most of the casting for the back-to-back missions coming in 2021 and 2022 has indicated whether or not new cast members will be in both movies, but Pegg seems to have only confirmed a role in the seventh installment. Could that spell doom...
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