Henry Cavill has been cast in Paramount’s next installment of its long-running spy series, Mission: Impossible 6.
Plot details remain under wraps with Cavill being rumored to portray a right-hand man to the head of Cruise’s spy unit, Variety reported.
Director Christopher McQuarrie announced Cavill’s involvement Thursday on Instagram writing, “Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you’re interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure.”
The actor then responded to McQuarrie in the comments section writing, “How can I say no to a man with such perfect hair.” The exchange ended with the filmmaker referencing Mission: Impossible by replying, “Welcome aboard. Your social media account will self destruct in 5 seconds.”
Cavill, best known for his role as Superman in Warner Bros. DC extended universe, will next be seen as the Man of Steel in Justice League, due in theaters Nov. 17.
Mission: Impossible 6 marks the second spy film for Cavill, who previously starred in Guy Ritchie‘s 2015 reboot of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Mission: Impossible 6 is set to arrive in theaters July 27, 2018.