Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis in the MCU, has officially joined the cast of Mission: Impossible 7 and 8.
“@PomKlementieff, How do you spell femme fatale? #MI78” director Christoper McQuarrie tweeted, to which Klementieff replied, “Mischief: Accepted.”
French-Canadian actor Klementieff is best known for playing Mantis in the Guardians of the Galaxy films (beginning with Vol. 2), in addition to last year’s Avengers: Infinity War and this year’s penultimate Phase 3 movie, Endgame. She’s also slowly, but steadily, begun to make a name for herself beyond the MCU in recent years, between her roles in shows like Black Mirror and indie films like Ingrid Goes West, as well as next month’s much talked-about Safdie Brothers project, Uncut Gems. Needless to say, her star will only continue to rise thanks to her role in the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels. Specific details are being kept under-wraps for the time being, though McQuarrie does refer to her character in the films as being a “femme fatale” in his post.
Fans are also likely eager to see if any villains added would be from new terrorist cells or actually tied to Solomon Lane’s army, which wouldn’t be surprising as he was taken into custody once more at the end of Hunt’s last mission.
Mission: Impossible 7 will arrive on July 23, 2021, followed by Mission: Impossible 8 on Aug. 5, 2022.