Jeremy Renner Reveals Why He Left Mission: Impossible

Jeremy Renner, who appeared in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” did not reprise his role as William Brandt in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and remains absent from “Dead Reckoning.” With the eighth installment in development, Renner explains his exit from the franchise and his potential return.

Jeremy Renner Addresses Leaving Mission: Impossible

Renner, soon returning to acting post-snowplow accident, shared his reasons for leaving the “Mission: Impossible” franchise while promoting the third season of “The Mayor of Kingstown.” In an interview with Collider, he stated:

“Yeah, I had to leave that. I was supposed to do more with them.” He added: “I love those guys. I love Tom [Cruise] so much. We had so much fun, and I love that character a lot. It requires a lot of time away. It’s all in London. I had to go be a dad. It just wasn’t gonna work out then.”

Consequently, Renner chose projects like “Avengers: Endgame” and “Hawkeye” that were primarily based in the US.

Will Jeremy Renner Return in Mission: Impossible 8?

In the same interview, Renner expressed willingness to return as William Brandt in future “Mission: Impossible” films, stating:

“Maybe now that my daughter is older that could happen. I’d always jump into a “Mission: Impossible” anytime and back into Brandt. It’s great.”

While Renner didn’t confirm his participation in the upcoming “Dead Reckoning” sequel, ongoing production and his recovery suggest a possible cameo or smaller role.

He could potentially lead the franchise if Tom Cruise decides to step aside. The next film is set for release on May 21, 2025. Meanwhile, “The Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 starts streaming on June 2, 2024.

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