MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5: Jeremy Renner Confirmed His Return

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Jeremy Renner is more than halfway finished with shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron, reprising his role as Clint Barton aka Hawkeye. Now the actor has confirmed to Yahoo! TV that he will also reprise his role as William Brandt in Mission: Impossible 5. He’ll be rejoining the previously-confirmed Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg in the 2015 edition of the popular franchise.

Asked whether he’d be interested in doing the second season of HBO’s True Detective, Renner answered:

“It’s kind of unlikely. In fact, I’m kind of strapped time-wise doing Avengers 2, and Mission: Impossible 5 is rearing its head, and then they want to do another Bourne movie. It’s unlikely I can find the time right now. And that’s all right. It’s just really high-class problems — pretty awesome to have. Even if I really wanted to do it, which I don’t, I couldn’t.”

I am glad to hear they took the idea of a strong Mission Impossible team seriously – the trio starred together in the Brad Bird-directed Ghost Protocol, which made $694.7 million worldwide.

We’ve yet to hear whether Paula Patton’s Jane Carter will be back as well, though Jessica Chastain was rumored previously.

The fifth installment in the franchise will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) and will have to begin shooting soon as it is scheduled to open Christmas 2015.