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Exclusive: Jeremy Renner NOT in “Mission Impossible 6,” Said to be Too Busy with “Avengers”

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Jeremy Renner will not be in Christopher McQuarrie’s “Mission Impossible 6.” That’s the word and I’ve confirmed it. He did two “MI”s with Tom Cruise, but that was enough. He’s doing two “Avengers” movies back to back instead — “Infinity War” and “Ant-man and the Wasp” as Hawkeye.

This would explain the addition of Henry Cavill aka Superman. I guess Cavill will replace Renner in Ethan Hunt’s squad.

Renner was always a weird fit with Cruise. He really can star in his own movies, and has– like “Bourne Legacy.” He’s an Oscar nominee, and actually should be at the Oscars more often. Word is he’s very good in “Wind River,” coming this August.

No word yet on how they’ll say William Brandt has departed the “Mission” group. But think of all the actors who’ve come and gone around Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. Renner won’t be the first or the last.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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