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Saturday, March 18, 2017

'Mission: Impossible 6' Casting News Still Sinking In, Look Ahead

We don't know about you, but we're still celebrating the news that Henry has been cast in Mission: Impossible 6. From the crafty way it was revealed on Instagram earlier this week to Henry's photoshopped response, it was a brilliant rollout.

One of the things that has us super excited, is that Henry will likely be doing some of his own death-defying stunts if not all. Working with Tom Cruise pretty much guarantees that. Just ask Rebecca Ferguson, who stole the show in Rogue Nation (via Time):

Tom Cruise has gotten a lot of press for doing his own stunts for this film, including one instance where he’s dangling off the edge of a plane. What’s it like working with someone like that?

It takes a lot of training! Tom moves very fast, to try to catch up to his shadow is hard work. We had a day sprinting down the street, and he’s Michael Schumacher on legs. I heard Tom scream, “Am I going too fast for you?” He’s very chivalrous.

Did you do your own stunts?

When I met Tom and Chris, knowing I was going into a Mission: Impossible film… Mission is about very cool stunts and fighting sequences, and I was extremely excited about getting to train and learn a physical role. And to watch Tom in action, how he works and trains, it’s phenomenal. As soon as I landed, I went from the airport to the gym, and worked six hours, six days a week: weapons training, holding my breath, running, choreography. Tom would train separately, and then we’d meet and fight and see how we adapt to each other.

Ferguson will reprise her role in this latest installment of the franchise.

And here's something some of you may not know: Henry almost worked with Tom before.. in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

I actually screen-tested for Illya at Warner Brothers, but then Armie [Hammer] got that role, so I was out. Then Tom Cruise moved onto a different movie. He was originally going to be Napoleon Solo, and Guy must have thought those two will work really well together... so let's have Henry be Napoleon.”

Tom left the role, to focus on Rogue Nation. Almost four years later, they are set to work together in its follow-up. We don't know much about Henry's character, other than he potentially plays "the right hand to the head of Cruise’s unit" according to Variety. But is he a villain or a good guy? You know how these films are twisty like that. And if he is the villain.. he's toast.

At least we're comforted by the fact that Mission Impossible bad guys are killed off in really  spectacular ways (which YouTube so kindly provided).

Finally, this is something we thought about immediately after the big casting news broke, and some of you have mentioned to us as well. Did Henry hint at his appearance in this franchise, when he used this song from Tom's iconic 'Risky Business' scene in his recent rehab video? -- Let us know what you think!

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In the meantime we'll be here cheering for his new role, along with the director from his current project, Nomis (which we're also very excited about).

Filming on Mission:Impossible 6 is expected to begin this spring, with a release date of July 27, 2018.


  1. Totally think Henry was telling us something with the Risky Business song! :) still can't get over the reveal that was amazingly done! Congrats Henry looking forward to all of it!

  2. Check this out https://youtu.be/DbZ1PeFeui4 the guys at Meet The Movie Press speculating what role Henry might be playing. Time stamp is ard 20:30, the DCEU talk about Matthew Vaughn directing MOS2 is at 18:30.
    I can't wait 4 MI:6!! Here's hoping 4 some BTS pix later in apr

  3. This is going to be awesome!!!!!

  4. And don't forget his recently choice of Ray-Ban glasses, one of the symbol of Tom. Either all of this was an bold wink toward Tom and it worked, or it was a clue for fans. In any case, this reveals the sense of humor and the intelligence of Henry. I feel a relaxed atmosphere and it's good. Go Henry. Don't miss this opportunity. Enjoy it


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