After making a bold impression in the sixth entry Fallout, Angela Bassett confirms she’s returning for more Mission: Impossible. She’ll look to reprise her role as CIA Director Erika Sloane in at least one of the next two films in the franchise.
During a recent interview with ComingSoon for Disney’s Soul, Bassett opened up about the film and when she’s likely to begin filming:
“The real conversation is when, I think they’ve begun filming, or that was the plan, but you know in these trying times, the best-laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry,” says Bassett. “But I do have the pages; we’ll just see when I get the ticket to fly and go do my part, but that’s coming up, and I’m really excited about it.”
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Director Christopher McQuarrie will helm Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 back-to-back and the seventh film is currently shooting. It’s not confirmed which of these two films Angela Bassett is set to appear in.
Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release on November 19th, 2021, followed by Mission: Impossible 8 on November 4th, 2022. Featuring in the cast are returning series stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Henry Czerny, along with new additions Esai Morales (Titans), Hayley Atwell (Avengers: Endgame), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire).