Director Christopher McQuarrie has stated that Mission: Impossible franchise regular, Ving Rhames will be returning for its fifth instalment. Thus he’ll be joining returning lead Tom Cruise (as Ethan Hunt), alongside returning co-stars Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg.
In a tweet, McQuarrie posted: “Welcome back, Mr. Rhames,” confirming the return of the start to the action spy movies.
Throughout the movie franchise, Rhames portrayed Luther Stickell, appearing in the first three movies as a main role, but only having a cameo in the most recent instalment Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
Other rumoured cast members include Alec Baldwin as Head of the CIA and Rebecca Ferguson as leading lady. But neither have been confirmed, and plot details are still unknown.
Mission: Impossible 5 will be released to UK cinemas on 26 December, 2015.