Mission: Impossible - Fallout star Vanessa Kirby has teased the return of her character in the action franchise's forthcoming seventh and eighth instalments.
The actor, who was introduced as arms dealer Alanna Mitsopolis aka the White Widow in the series' most recent outing, told The Hollywood Reporter that she's set to "float in and out" of the next two movies, as Tom Cruise's IMF agent Ethan Hunt continues to go to extreme lengths to take down the bad guys.
Kirby, who rose to fame portraying Princess Margaret in Netflix's acclaimed period drama The Crown, recalled of her Fallout casting: "I think Tom had watched [The Crown], because he watches everything. On my way home I rang my agent going, 'I think I got the job, I'm not sure'."
It's worth noting that Kirby had previously confirmed she'd be appearing in the yet-to-be-titled Mission: Impossible 7 earlier this year – but fans were uncertain whether she'd be back beyond that.
When it comes to the immediate sequel specifically, she won't be the only secondary player making a comeback either.
Rebecca Ferguson is set to reprise her role as British Intelligence operative Ilsa Faust while Simon Pegg will, once again, be bringing Hunt's trusty tech guy Benji Dunn to life. Ving Rhames will also be back as fellow spy Luther Stickell.
New additions include Marvel stars Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham and Hayley Atwell, as well as Ozark's Esai Morales – who stepped in after X-Men's Nicholas Hoult had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
Mission: Impossible 7 currently has a scheduled release date of November 19, 2021, with an eighth movie pencilled in for 2022.
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