A few details about the type of character Hayley Atwell is playing in Mission: Impossible 7 have been revealed.
The Mission: Impossible franchise seems to go from strength to strength with the Tom Cruise led action-adventure showing no sign of slowing down. There are still more stories to tell in this world and the seventh film is currently in production and an eighth film also in development.
Hayley Atwell – perhaps best known as the MCU’s Peggy Carter – has been cast in the seventh flick in a major role and on the recent podcast for the franchise, Light the Fuse, she and director Christopher McQuarrie discussed her role.
Atwell said: “There’s ambiguity…the interesting thing we’re exploring is her resistance to a situation she finds herself in. How she starts off, where she becomes. The journey of what she comes into and what is asked of her and potentially where she ends up.”
McQuarrie added: “For Hayley to exist in a franchise where other women had come and made statements, we said ‘well it can’t be like that.’ We don’t want Hayley to be a repeat of any character that’s come before. What’s left? What’s unique and what’s new? We wrote a scene about what we imagined the spark of that character to be, and that’s what Hayley came in and read. What we discovered there is this energy that Hayley had, specifically an energy with Tom. It’s not a vibe, it’s literally a vibration. You felt it and you were like, ‘I don’t know what to make of this person.”
It sounds like Atwell and Cruise have interesting chemistry in the film and that a fun dynamic exists between the two characters. Hopefully, all involved can produce another exciting entry in the franchise once production resumes after the global health crisis subsides.
Featuring in the cast of the spy sequels are returning stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Henry Czerny, along with new additions Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Dark Pheonix), Hayley Atwell (Avengers: Endgame), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire).
Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release on November 19th, 2021 and Mission: Impossible 8 has a release date of November 4th, 2022.