Vanessa Kirby returning for Mission: Impossible 7

Vanessa Kirby will reprise her role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.The 31-year-old actress made her debut as the Alanna Mitsopolis, also known as the White Widow, in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and is …

Vanessa Kirby will reprise her role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

The 31-year-old actress made her debut as the Alanna Mitsopolis, also known as the White Widow, in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and is reprising her role for Christopher McQuarrie’s upcoming action movie.

Vanessa casually confirmed her return in a new interview with Glamour U.K. by revealing she was “in the car, about to go to firearms training” after wrapping production on drama Pieces of a Woman, in which she stars as a grieving pregnant woman who loses her baby.

Th Crown star told the publication she was looking forward to getting back into shape thanks to the intensive training for Mission: Impossible.

“Actually, I am looking forward to training because it means you eat well and work out which I haven’t been doing for that entire shoot,” Vanessa shared.

She also told the magazine that she ended up eating for two while wearing her prosthetic pregnant belly on the set of Pieces of a Woman.

“I was wearing the belly twenty-four seven – I was even sleeping in it,” she explained. “So, you could eat whatever you want, I was like, ‘I am eating for two,’ but there was no real two! It’s a fake two! In my mind no one was going to tell until but then you whip it off and it’s like, ‘oh God!'”

Tom Cruise is set to return as secret agent Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, alongside franchise newcomers Hayley Atwell, Nicholas Hoult, and Pom Klementieff. Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Henry Czerny are also reprising their roles.

Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release in July 2021.

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Henry Czerny returning to Mission: Impossible franchise

Henry Czerny is reprising his role of Eugene Kittridge in the upcoming instalments of the Mission: Impossible franchise. Director and writer Christopher McQuarrie announced that the Revenge actor was returning to the franchise for the first time since…

Henry Czerny is reprising his role of Eugene Kittridge in the upcoming instalments of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Director and writer Christopher McQuarrie announced that the Revenge actor was returning to the franchise for the first time since the 1996 original on social media over the weekend.

“There is no escaping the past… #MI7MI8,” he wrote besides a picture of Czerny, who recently appeared in horror-comedy Ready or Not and TV miniseries Sharp Objects.

In the original Mission: Impossible, Kittridge was the director of the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) and hunted down Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt after he believed the agent had gone rogue.

He shared several memorable scenes with Cruise, including one in which the Top Gun star says the classic line, “Kittridge, you’ve never seen me very upset.”

The Mission: Impossible films have generally worked as standalone instalments with a small number of narrative storylines connecting them, but McQuarrie changed this with 2015’s Rogue Nation and 2018’s Fallout, which he also wrote and directed. In the last outing, Vanessa Kirby’s White Widow character was revealed to be the daughter of arms dealer Max, a character not seen since the 1996 original.

Czerny will join other returning castmembers such as Kirby, Rebecca Ferguson, and Simon Pegg as well as newcomers such as Nicholas Hoult, who is reportedly playing the villain, Captain America star Hayley Atwell, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Pom Klementieff, and Joker’s Shea Whigham.

The seventh and eighth instalments, both written and directed by McQuarrie, are being filmed back-to-back. The seventh will hit cinemas in July 2021 and the eighth will be released in August 2022.

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Nicholas Hoult to tackle Mission: Impossible sequels

Nicholas Hoult is set to appear opposite Tom Cruise in the next two Mission: Impossible movies.Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the casting news on social media on Thursday and indicated that the British actor will be playing a villain.”Say, @n…

Nicholas Hoult is set to appear opposite Tom Cruise in the next two Mission: Impossible movies.

Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the casting news on social media on Thursday and indicated that the British actor will be playing a villain.

“Say, @nicholashoult, care to raise a little hell?” the filmmaker posted on Instagram, to which the X-Men: Apocalypse star replied, “Love to. Though why stop at a little?”

Hoult later shared the same image on his own Instagram page, with McQuarrie then commenting on the post: “Things tend to escalate from there. Welcome aboard. #MI78.”

Further details about the 30-year-old’s character are yet to be shared.

Cruise will return as secret agent Ethan Hunt, with actresses Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff also featuring in the seventh instalment of Mission: Impossible, which is set for release in July 2021.

The next two films in the franchise, which McQuarrie will write and direct, will be shot back-to-back, with the eighth movie scheduled to be released in August 2022.

Hoult’s casting comes after he lost out on the chance to star alongside Cruise in the Top Gun sequel.

Miles Teller landed the lead role in the Hollywood legend’s Top Gun: Maverick flick, but according to editors at Variety, Cruise remained a big fan of the actor, leading Hoult to be offered the new gig in the forthcoming Mission: Impossible project.

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Pom Klementieff to appear in next two Mission: Impossible films

Pom Klementieff has signed on to appear in the next two Mission: Impossible films.Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the news on social media on Tuesday, cryptically teasing the nature of Klementieff’s character in his message. “@pom.klementieff…

Pom Klementieff has signed on to appear in the next two Mission: Impossible films.

Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the news on social media on Tuesday, cryptically teasing the nature of Klementieff’s character in his message.

“@pom.klementieff, how do you say femme fatale in French? #MI78” he wrote, alongside a brooding black-and-white snap of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star.

“Mischief: Accepted,” she cheekily replied.

The 33-year-old will appear alongside Tom Cruise, who is reprising his character Ethan Hunt for McQuarrie’s back-to-back sequels, and Rebecca Ferguson, who plays spy Ilsa Faust.

And Klementieff isn’t the only newcomer to the blockbuster action franchise.

Back in September, it was confirmed that Hayley Atwell is also onboard for both movies, and in an update to fans on Instagram, she revealed some of the details around her character.

“I’m thrilled to have joined @tomcruise and @christophermcquarrie for the next TWO Mission Impossible movies. To have gone from a classical play in the West End to an audiobook recording of a great new novel to a Disney/Marvel animation and now the female lead in a huge action franchise is the kind of variety that fuels my curiosity and keeps me learning and striving to be better and do better,” Atwell wrote.

It is not yet known if franchise regulars such as Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Alec Baldwin will return.

Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release in July 2021, with Mission: Impossible 8 to follow in August 2022.

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Dave Bautista: ‘Chris Hemsworth would be perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

Dave Bautista is confident Chris Hemsworth would be “a perfect fit” with the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Hemsworth’s character Thor leaves his home of New Asgard after appointing Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie …

Dave Bautista is confident Chris Hemsworth would be “a perfect fit” with the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Hemsworth’s character Thor leaves his home of New Asgard after appointing Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie as its new ruler and joins the Guardians of the Galaxy onboard their ship, hinting that Thor’s storyline may continue in the next Guardians film.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Guardians star Bautista gave his endorsement to the Australian actor.

“I think Chris Hemsworth is a great guy; he’s a fun-loving Aussie. He is what you’d expect him to be,” he said. “He’s very funny, pleasant and upbeat. He’s very social, so I think that would be a perfect fit to be honest with you. I think Hemsworth is hysterical.”

The hardman, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the franchise, was also asked if the spaceship was big enough to house so many big personalities, and he replied that they had already proven it was possible with the amount of characters in Endgame and its predecessor, Infinity War.

“Absolutely. If we can all do Infinity War and Endgame together… It was a who’s who there and there were no issues,” the 50-year-old shared. “It was pretty amazing to see. That’s a trickle-down thing. That comes from the top. Marvel set the tone for an environment, and that’s what the environment is.

“I think they take all those things into consideration when people are being hired, and it was incredible to see a who’s who of Hollywood, all interacting together in a very pleasant atmosphere. There were no egos; there was no ego-clashing or attitude. If there was, I didn’t witness it.”

It has not yet been confirmed if Hemsworth will be part of Vol. 3, which is being written and directed by James Gunn, who was reinstated by Disney after being fired for a Twitter controversy.

The film, set to also star Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff, is due for release in 2021.

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Dave Bautista: ‘Chris Hemsworth would be perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

Dave Bautista is confident Chris Hemsworth would be “a perfect fit” with the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Hemsworth’s character Thor leaves his home of New Asgard after appointing Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie …

Dave Bautista is confident Chris Hemsworth would be “a perfect fit” with the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Hemsworth’s character Thor leaves his home of New Asgard after appointing Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie as its new ruler and joins the Guardians of the Galaxy onboard their ship, hinting that Thor’s storyline may continue in the next Guardians film.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Guardians star Bautista gave his endorsement to the Australian actor.

“I think Chris Hemsworth is a great guy; he’s a fun-loving Aussie. He is what you’d expect him to be,” he said. “He’s very funny, pleasant and upbeat. He’s very social, so I think that would be a perfect fit to be honest with you. I think Hemsworth is hysterical.”

The hardman, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the franchise, was also asked if the spaceship was big enough to house so many big personalities, and he replied that they had already proven it was possible with the amount of characters in Endgame and its predecessor, Infinity War.

“Absolutely. If we can all do Infinity War and Endgame together… It was a who’s who there and there were no issues,” the 50-year-old shared. “It was pretty amazing to see. That’s a trickle-down thing. That comes from the top. Marvel set the tone for an environment, and that’s what the environment is.

“I think they take all those things into consideration when people are being hired, and it was incredible to see a who’s who of Hollywood, all interacting together in a very pleasant atmosphere. There were no egos; there was no ego-clashing or attitude. If there was, I didn’t witness it.”

It has not yet been confirmed if Hemsworth will be part of Vol. 3, which is being written and directed by James Gunn, who was reinstated by Disney after being fired for a Twitter controversy.

The film, set to also star Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff, is due for release in 2021.

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Tessa Thompson isn’t afraid to share her Brie Larson Marvel ambitions

Tessa Thompson would love the chance to work with her fellow Marvel star Brie Larson on a future, female-led film.Tessa made her franchise debut in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, while Brie cemented her place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with box office …

Tessa Thompson would love the chance to work with her fellow Marvel star Brie Larson on a future, female-led film.

Tessa made her franchise debut in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, while Brie cemented her place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with box office smash Captain Marvel earlier this month (Mar19).

Fans have now been putting their characters, Valkyrie and Captain Marvel, together in artwork, which has caught the eye of both actresses on social media.

“Of course I would love the chance to work with Brie,” Tessa enthused to Cinema Blend. “We were just like, ‘Look! It’s us together!’ I think we’re both new to the MCU, so we both retain the sense of like, ‘Can you believe!?’ We’re just like, ‘What? We got capes? What’s happening?!’ We’re both really geeked out by having dolls and occupying this space.

“We’re like women’s women, so the idea of getting to do something that little girls are excited about, and people that identify as women feel excited about is cool. So who knows if we’ll get to do something together; it’s rad. But I’m just so happy for her, and for us and what it means culturally right now.”

Not long after Thor: Ragnarok’s release, it was reported that Tessa had approached Marvel president Kevin Feige about an all-female film featuring the ladies of the franchise, with Brie, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, and Karen Gillan, and Avengers’ star Scarlett Johansson, by her side.

Talking about the meeting, the Westworld star recalled: “Last year in the press there was this whole idea that I was on Kevin Feige about doing an all-female, A-Force or something. But really it just has to do with the fact that there’s so many incredible, talented women in the MCU that I just want to work with selfishly. So I’m like, ‘Well, why not do it in the context of like fighting folks and hanging out in space?’”

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Emma Roberts joins host of actors in Rag & Bone’s new campaign

Emma Roberts is one of the many film stars tapped to feature in Rag & Bone’s latest campaign.The actress stars in the brand’s autumn/winter 2018 campaign film alongside Kate Mara, Jon Hamm, Boyd Holbrook, Lakeith Stanfield, Lake Bell and Pom Klementief…

Emma Roberts is one of the many film stars tapped to feature in Rag & Bone’s latest campaign.

The actress stars in the brand’s autumn/winter 2018 campaign film alongside Kate Mara, Jon Hamm, Boyd Holbrook, Lakeith Stanfield, Lake Bell and Pom Klementieff, as well as director Reed Morano.

Footage was shot in Los Angeles and New York over the course of six weeks by The Killing of a Sacred Deer cinematographer Thimios Bakatakis, and features music from Radiohead singer/songwriter Thom Yorke.

The Time of Day series aims to tap into the notion that people are more connected to one another than they may think, and consists of eight short films woven together to explore the homogeneous situations strangers can find themselves in. All of the features are subtly interconnected by recurring props and locations.

Many photos from the campaign have been shot in black-and-white, but an image shared through Rag & Bone’s social media accounts show Scream Queens star Emma posing in a colourful image wearing a loose green leopard print dress. The pink and blue background is blurred behind her, and she poses with one hand on top of her head and sticks her tongue out as she cheekily winks at the camera.

Another snap, obtained by Dazed, shows Emma poking her tongue out once again, but this time wearing a pair of checked trousers, with only a blazer covering her top half.

The fashion brand has a history of recruiting showbiz’s hottest stars to feature in its campaigns, with Wiz Khalifa and Ashley Graham previously tapped.

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