Jeremy Renner has confirmed to Yahoo! TV that he will once again play William Brandt in Mission: Impossible 5. He’ll be rejoining the previously-confirmed Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg.
When asked about possibly having a role in the second season of HBO’s hit show True Detective:
“It’s kind of unlikely. In fact, I’m kind of strapped time-wise doing Avengers 2, and Mission: Impossible 5 is rearing its head, and then they want to do another Bourne movie. It’s unlikely I can find the time right now. And that’s all right. It’s just really high-class problems — pretty awesome to have. Even if I really wanted to do it, which I don’t, I couldn’t.”
Renner, Cruise, and Pegg starred together in the Brad Bird-directed Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which made $694.7 million worldwide.
We expect that Paula Patton’s Jane Carter will be back as well, but that hasn’t been confirmed as of yet.
Mission: Impossible 5 will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote Edge of Tomorrow and directed Jack Reacher, both starring Tom Cruise.
If you choose to accept it, Mission: Impossible 5 opens in theaters on December 25, 2015.