Esai Morales Replacing Nicholas Hoult As Mission: Impossible 7 Villain

Esai Morales; Nicholas Hoult

by James White |
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The Great represents a hefty, fun lead role for Nicholas Hoult, who gets to let his Favouriteside loose. But it appears that the show – or rather, Coronavirus-related filming delays – has now cost him a film gig, as he's had to drop out of the next Mission: Impossible movie. Esai Morales will now replace him as one of the villains in the movie, and potentially the eighth film too.

Empire Podcast favourite Christopher McQuarrie is once again wrangling the likes of Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg for two Mission movies that will be shot back to back. Or rather, were starting to shoot before the world pandemic shut things down. Sadly, the delay in scheduling mean that Hoult will no longer be able to play one of the big bads.

Mission: Impossible 7 (until it gets a subtitle) features franchise newcomers Pom Klementieff, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham and veteran (back after decades away having appeared in the 1996 original) Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge. It's scheduled to arrive on 19 November 2021, with the eighth film following on 4 November 2022.

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