Jeremy Renner won’t be returning to the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series, according to reports.
Instead he will be working in the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’, concentrating on his role as Hawkeye in both ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, according to Showbiz 411.
It’s thought that Henry Cavill, who was announced for a role in the forthcoming action flick earlier this month, will be the one filling the Renner-shaped gap in the Tom Cruise-fronted franchise as part of Ethan Hunt’s crew.
It’s not yet known how Renner’s character William Brandt will be properly exiting the M:I universe, or whether he’ll just be slipping away without mention.
Renner starred in two of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies with Cruise, ‘Ghost Protocol’ and ‘Rogue Nation’ as the IMF field operations director.
Meanwhile, he’s played Hawkeye, aka Clint Barton, since his cameo in ‘Thor’ in 2011, then in ‘Avengers Assemble’ in 2012, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015, and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in 2016.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is due out in May next year, then its sequel in May 2019, with ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ set for July, 2018.