Esai Morales Replacing Nicholas Hoult in Mission: Impossible 7 and 8

Esai Morales has joined the cast of the 7th and 8th films in the Mission: Impossible series, reportedly replacing Nicholas Hoult’s as the villain.

Christopher McQuarrie, who helmed the last two films in the series and will be these next two, announced Morales’ casting on Instagram.

While McQuarrie didn’t share any details about what role Morales would be playing, Deadline is reporting that he will be replacing Hoult who was cast in a villainous role, and who faced scheduling issues when the production on the two films was delayed due to the pandemic.

Morales, who played Deathstroke in the second season of Titans, is joining a cast that includes Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, and Hayley Atwell.

The release dates for both movies were recently postponed due to the indefinite delay of production, though both are still set for release in 2021 and 2022.

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