Jeremy Renner will not return for Mission: Impossible 6

Jeremy Renner will not return for Mission: Impossible 6

Jeremy Renner will not appear in 'Mission: Impossible 6' due to a scheduling clash with 'Avengers: Infinity War'.

The 46-year-old actor - who starred in earlier movies in the money-spinning series - had been in talks about a return, but a scheduling conflict with the Marvel film means he cannot return to the role of William Brandt.

However, the likes of Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris are all returning for the latest instalment in the franchise, which is slated for release in July 2018.

Confirmation of Jeremy's absence comes shortly after it was revealed Tom Cruise has been "training for a year" for his role in 'Mission: Impossible 6'.

The Hollywood icon has reprised the part of IMF agent Ethan Hunt for the latest 'Mission: Impossible' movie and producer David Ellison recently revealed the lengths Tom has gone to for one particularly demanding scene.

He shared: "What Tom is doing in this movie I believe will top anything that's come before. It is absolutely unbelievable - he's been training for a year.

"It is going to be, I believe, the most impressive and unbelievable thing that Tom Cruise has done in a movie, and he has been working on it since right after 'Rogue Nation' came out. It's gonna be mind-blowing."

Meanwhile, Henry Cavill has also been added to the star-studded cast for 'Mission: Impossible 6'.

Henry's appearance in the new movie was revealed during an Instagram exchange shared by the project's director Christopher McQuarrie.

The director posted a photo of himself standing on some rocks with the caption: "Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure. (sic)"

Henry subsequently said in the comments: "How can I say no to a man with such perfect hair..... (sic)"

Christopher quickly replied to the star to make sure he was well aware of the perilous tasks that await him.

He wrote: "@henrycavill excellent. Just a few caveats: must enjoy extreme heights, high speeds, motor vehicles of all varieties (especially aircraft), practical stunts, firearms, and sporadic exposition. All good? (sic)"

Henry responded: "@christophermcquarrie only if I get to fly for real. (sic)"

Then, Christopher wrote: "@henrycavill I do believe I specified practical stunts. You in? (sic)"

And Henry responded: "Oh ok.....I'm in! (sic)"

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