Jeremy Renner Discusses Decision Not to Return to Mission Impossible III

Jeremy Renner Discusses Decision Not to Return to Mission Impossible III

Jeremy Renner, known for his role as William Brandt in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” has recently opened up about his decision to step away from the franchise. Despite his notable absence in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and “Dead Reckoning,” Renner has shared insights into why he chose not to return and his thoughts on possibly rejoining the series in the future.

Renner, who is set to make a comeback to acting after a severe snowplow accident, discussed his departure from the “Mission: Impossible” series while promoting the third season of “The Mayor of Kingstown.” In an interview with Collider, he explained the reasons behind his exit. “I had to leave that. I was supposed to do more with them,” Renner said. He expressed his fondness for the team and his character, but the demanding schedule and location were significant factors. “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.”

Renner’s decision to prioritize his family led him to participate in other projects based primarily in the United States, such as “Avengers: Endgame” and “Hawkeye.” However, he hasn’t closed the door on returning to the “Mission: Impossible” franchise. “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,” he mentioned.

While Renner did not confirm his involvement in the upcoming “Dead Reckoning” sequel, which is mostly completed, there is still a possibility for a cameo or a smaller role. With some production yet to be finished and Renner having recovered from his injuries, his return could tie up a few loose ends.

Renner’s potential return could also play a crucial role in the future of the franchise. If Tom Cruise decides to pass the baton after the next film, scheduled for release on May 21, 2025, Renner could be a strong candidate to carry the series forward. Meanwhile, fans can look forward to “The Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3, which begins streaming on June 2, 2024.

Renner’s departure from “Mission: Impossible” was a significant decision influenced by his desire to be present for his family. His openness to returning to the franchise, now that his daughter is older, offers hope to fans who enjoyed his portrayal of William Brandt. As the “Mission: Impossible” series continues to evolve, Renner’s potential involvement could bring a fresh dynamic to the beloved action-packed saga.

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