Henry Cavill Joins Cast Of Mission Impossible: 6

The director makes the announcement in an very unusual way...

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Henry Cavill has already saved the world as Superman, so surely clinging onto a plane mid take-off just like Tom Cruise will be a breeze.

The 34-year-old British actor will be joining the cast of Cruise's action franchise, with director Christopher McQuarrie making the announcement in a very unique way.

"Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure," McQuarrie shared on Instagram.

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Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure.

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Cavill soon replied: "How can I say no to a man with such perfect hair?"

"Excellent. Just a few caveats: must enjoy extreme heights, high speeds, motor vehicles of all varieties (especially aircraft), practical stunts, firearms, and sporadic exposition. All good?" he asked.

But Cavill had one condition...

"Only if I get to fly for real," Cavill said, to which McQuarrie replied: "I do believe I specified practical stunts. You in?"

When the Justice League star finally confirmed he was in, the director couldn't resist in quipping: "Outstanding. Welcome aboard. Your social media account will self-destruct in 5 seconds."

McQuarrie returns to the Cruise adventure franchise after previously directing the fifth installment, Rogue Nation, which starred Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, and Rebecca Ferguson.

Cruise, Ferguson, Rhames and Renner are reportedly reprising their roles for the sequel, set for release in 2018. The plot is so far being kept under wraps.

Meanwhile, Cavill is currently filming David Raymond's police thriller Nomis alongside True Detective's Alexandra Daddario, Nathan Fillion, Minka Kelly, Ben Kingsley and Stanley Tucci.