Henry Cavill has become most known for his role as Superman in the DC Extended Universe, but the extent of his participation in the upcoming Justice League still isn't know since he's, you know, dead. That hasn't stopped him from continuing to promote his character, though, regularly posting Superman reference to his Instagram, including several Green Lantern teases.
It appears Cavill has been up to a lot more than simply stirring the DC rumor mill, though, as Variety just announced that the British actor is set to join the cast of Christopher McQuarrie's follow-up to Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. The sequel will be the sixth movie in the Mission Impossible franchise and is confirmed to feature returning stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner.
Cavill's role is said to be right-hand of Tom Cruise's boss. That particular position has been filled by several actors in previous installments, but the most recent actor to play Ethan Hunt's boss is Alec Baldwin, but his involvement hasn't been confirmed yet, so there could be yet another authority figure cycling in.
Taking Instagram, McQuarrie playfully announced Cavill's casting by tagging him in an image, saying "Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure." to which Cavill responded "only if I get to fly for real". You can read the full back and forth of their banter in the comments of the embedded post below.