Nicholas Hoult revealed that he turned down a role in Mission: Impossible 7 on a phone call with Tom Cruise due to a prior work commitment.
In an interview with The Guardian, Hoult explained that he was already attached to do some more episodes of Hulu series The Great, which made it impossible for him to appear alongside Cruise in the upcoming two-part “Mission: Impossible” finale.
Tom Cruise Offered Nicholas Hoult Role in ‘Mission: Impossible 7’
Hoult, who previously screen-tested for Batman and Top Gun, shared that he got a call from Cruise offering him a role in the franchise, but he had to decline because of his commitment to The Great.
He was originally cast to star in Mission: Impossible 7 in January 2020 but was later replaced by Esai Morales.
Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release this summer, with the first part titled Dead Reckoning Part One. The franchise has been a massive box office success, with the previous installment “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” grossing over $791 million worldwide.
The action-thriller film series has been known for its high-stakes stunts and action sequences, many of which Tom Cruise performs himself. Cruise has been a driving force behind the franchise, starring in all seven movies and producing the films.
The franchise has also been known for featuring a rotating cast of actors, with each film bringing in new faces to work alongside Cruise. The cast for Mission: Impossible 7 includes Vanessa Kirby, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, and Rebecca Ferguson, among others.
Nicholas Hoult’s Impressive Exposures
Hoult is known for his work in movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Favourite, and the X-Men franchise. He has also received critical acclaim for his performances in television series like Skins and Black Mirror.
Although Hoult wasn’t able to join the Mission: Impossible franchise, he clearly made an impression on Cruise, who personally offered him a role in the movie. It remains to be seen who will take on the role that Hoult was offered, but the Mission: Impossible franchise has a history of bringing in top talent for its movies.
In addition to Mission: Impossible 7, a sequel titled Mission: Impossible 8 is also in the works, with both films being shot back-to-back. The movies were originally scheduled for release in 2021 and 2022, respectively, but were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the world continues to recover from the pandemic, many moviegoers are eagerly anticipating the release of Mission: Impossible 7 and the return of the high-octane action that the franchise is known for. Despite the setback with Hoult, the movie is poised to be a massive success and is sure to draw crowds to theaters this summer.