Outside of the DC Extended Universe, Henry Cavill has found mixed success. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. did fairly well (and a sequel is in fact on the way), but you’d think that the actor would have made a larger impact by now. Perhaps he just needs a few more big roles under his belt, though? Thankfully, he’ll be getting just that with, among other things, Mission: Impossible 6.
Not much is known about Cavill’s part in the movie just yet, but it’s believed that he’ll take on the role of an MI6 agent who’s paired up with Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. In this new behind the scenes image from the film, which you can check out above, we actually get to see that Cavill’s sporting a new look of sorts thanks to the moustache that he’s rocking.
You’ll likely also notice that this photo was taken in Paris, as the Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background. As well as shooting over there, the production is also expected to head to London and New Zealand. One of those locations will play host to a huge stunt involving Cruise, which he’s been training to do for the past year. How will it top him scaling Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and hanging from the side of a place while actually in the air? That obviously remains to be seen, but we’re definitely excited to find out what the daredevil actor will be getting up to in the upcoming sequel.
Circling back to Cavill though, and if you recall, Jeremy Renner was at one point being groomed to take over the franchise from Cruise, but that didn’t happen and as we now know, he won’t be back for Mission: Impossible 6. Is it possible then that the Man of Steel actor could become the new face of the long-running series? Perhaps, but Cruise doesn’t seem to be going anywhere at the moment and for now, we’re definitely looking forward to watching the two Hollywood stars team up when Christopher McQuarrie’s sequel hits theatres next July.