Jeremy Renner is currently shooting Marvel's Phase Two sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, but that isn't the only franchise he is involved in, as Universal plans a sequel to 2012's The Bourne Legacy. The busy actor may be adding yet another franchise to his burgeoning slate, revealing in a new interview that he will return for Mission: Impossible 5, reprising his role as William Brandt from the 2011 blockbuster Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.
When asked about the possibility of starring in Season 2 of HBO's True Detective, the actor listed Mission: Impossible 5 as one of the projects he has coming up, which would hinder him from taking a starring TV role.
"It's kind of unlikely. In fact, I'm kind of strapped time-wise doing Avengers 2, and Mission: Impossible 5 is rearing its head, and then they want to do another Bourne movie. It's unlikely I can find the time right now. And that's all right. It's just really high-class problems - pretty awesome to have. Even if I really wanted to do it, which I don't, I couldn't."
The actor has long been rumored to return as William Brandt from Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, along with Paula Patton as Jane Carter and franchise regular Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell. As of now, the only two actors who are confirmed for Mission: Impossible 5 are Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Simon Pegg as tech specialist Benji Dunn. We reported in May that Jessica Chastain was being eyed for the female lead role, although her involvement has not been confirmed.