“Nicholas Hoult reveals he turned down role in ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ alongside Tom Cruise due to prior commitment”
Actor Nicholas Hoult has revealed that he was offered a role in “Mission: Impossible 7” by Tom Cruise but had to turn it down due to a prior work commitment. Hoult explained that he was already attached to doing some more of “The Great,” the Hulu series in which he stars as Russian Emperor Peter III alongside Elle Fanning’s Catherine the Great. “Mission: Impossible 7” is set for release this summer and is the first part of a two-part finale for the franchise.
Hoult shared his experience in an interview with The Guardian, where he also revealed that he had screen-tested for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the upcoming DC movie, but the part went to Robert Pattinson. He also screen-tested for a role in “Top Gun: Maverick,” but did not specify which role.
Despite missing out on these big roles, Hoult has had a successful career in Hollywood. He has played a young version of X-Men’s blue mutant, The Beast, and was in George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.” He has also had roles in the acclaimed films “The Favourite” and “Those Who Wish Me Dead.” Hoult’s latest role is in “Renfield,” a buddy comedy that he describes as a mix of “almost ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ meets ‘Notting Hill,’ with a sprinkling of ‘John Wick.'” He shares the screen with Nicolas Cage, with whom he previously starred in “The Weather Man” in 2005.
In the interview with The Guardian, Hoult admitted that he sometimes wonders what might have been if he had landed some of the roles he had auditioned for. However, he added that he has nothing to complain about as he has had a successful career and has worked with some incredible actors and directors.
Hoult’s decision to turn down a role in “Mission: Impossible 7” is not the first time an actor has made such a choice. Henry Cavill, who played Superman in the DC Extended Universe, was also forced to turn down a role in the movie due to scheduling conflicts. Other actors who have turned down roles in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise include Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain.
Despite these setbacks, the franchise remains a massive success at the box office. The previous movie, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” grossed over USD 791 million worldwide and was the highest-grossing movie in the franchise. The upcoming two-part finale, which Christopher McQuarrie is directing, is expected to be just as successful.
In conclusion, while it may be disappointing for Nicholas Hoult to have missed out on a role in “Mission: Impossible 7,” he has had a successful career and continues to take on exciting roles in Hollywood. The franchise has proven to be a hit with audiences worldwide, and the upcoming two-part finale is expected to be just as successful as its predecessors.