‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Recruits Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Rob Delaney, & More

While the two Mission: Impossible films may no longer be shooting back-to-back, we at least know the next one will be star-studded. The latest additions to join Tom Cruise’s latest mission are Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Charles Parnell (Transformers: Age of Extinction), and the always-great Indira Varma (Game of Thrones). Are we looking at members of a new terrorist organization or something? Can Varma be its leader, please?

The reason I ask that question is in the announcements by director Christopher McQuarrie. In his Instagram post about Elwes, McQuarrie specifically mentions “The Community” which sounds like either a terrorist group or a secret government faction with ulterior motives. All of the photos look deadly serious, and in Delaney’s case he’s clearly playing a military figure. Perhaps one who has grown disillusioned with the United States? Hmmm…anyway, just put Varma in charge, please? She’s having quite a month, having recently agreed to join the Obi-Wan Kenobi cast, as well. The more of her we get, the better, as far as I’m concerned.

The new additions join Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett, Frederick Schmidt, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, and Esai Morales.

Mission: Impossible 7 opens November 7th 2021, while M:I 8 arrives in November 2022.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.