The "Man of Steel" actor finally gave a nod to the project after "Mission: Impossible 6's" director Christopher McQuarrie posted the invitation over on Instagram, NME reported.
Mission: Impossible production company Skydance Media's CEO David Ellison broke the news to Collider at the South by Southwest festival, also revealing Christopher McQuarrie will return as director after the last film, Rogue Nation.
"We're thrilled. Chris is back, obviously, writing and directing after Rogue Nation".
Anyway, Mission: Impossible 6 will apparently feature a stunt so extreme that Cruise trained for a year so he could pull it off.
It looks like the sixth installment of the action spy-thriller - "Mission: Impossible" will be more handsome than ever with the confirmation of "Batman v Superman" star Henry Cavill.
Ellison promised the stunt would top the climax of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, which saw Cruise hanging from the side of a plane as it took off from the runway. What Tom is doing in this movie I believe will top anything that's come before.
Watch as Tom Cruise performs an outrageous stunt for the movie Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.
The Top Gun star has been training for a year for a spectacular stunt in the sequel, which will also film on location in Paris and London. "It's gonna be mind-blowing".
"It all comes from the best place".
For my money, the best sequence in the entire series is the motorcycle chase through the Moroccan highways in Rogue Nation, mainly because everything is moving sooo fast and McQuarrie positions his camera to make sure you recognize that Cruise himself is on that bike.
"I can not say for M:I 6, but on Rogue Nation it was a conversation that was ongoing about whether or not it was in the opening or the middle of the movie". According to Movie Web, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner, who were in the previous "Mission: Impossible" films, will return, but it's not confirmed whether they all will have main roles or merely do cameos. Either way, it sounds like we're in for a treat when the sequel hits theaters on July 27, 2018.