Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning - Part Two Has Added Nick Offerman

Last week the news leaked that "Mindhunter" actor Holt McCallany had joined the cast of "Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning – Part Two," and while we still have no idea what these movies are about, the casting news continue to roll. Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie himself announced on Twitter that none other than Nick Offerman has accepted the mission to join the ensemble cast of the eighth "Mission Impossible" film.

The news comes from the Light the Fuse podcast, where McQuarrie talked about Offerman and McCallany joining the cast — he also revealed on that same tweet that Janet McTeer is also joining the film. 

"Nick is quite literally drinking from the firehose, getting his first full bore 'Mission: Impossible' seeing-how-the-sausage-is-made," McQuarrie said about Offerman on the Light the Fuse podcast.

Offerman has accepted the mission

"It's really fun and fascinating. There's a handful of very high caliber actors that I'm getting to work with as well as the lead guy, and getting to toss the ball around is incredible," Offerman added. "Getting to watch them deal with the fire hose technique is fascinating, because everybody brings a great deal of elan and panache and years of experience."

Aside from hearing Offerman talk about elan and panache, this is very exciting casting news. Offerman brings a fantastic mix of deadpan seriousness and gravitas with a healthy dose of humor that should blend quite well with the "Mission Impossible" films' tone. Throughout the years (but especially since McQuarrie took over directorial duties) the films have delivered the kind of serious and thrilling stakes you'd expect from a franchise about spies saving the world with enough jokes and comic relief characters to keep it from being too self-serious.

"And watching McQ and Tom do their thing, you can't really describe it to people," Offerman added. "You have to be there. I've never seen anything like it. It's like they're painting an incredible mural and we're all the paints."

Does this mean Offerman will get to do his own Ethan Hunt-style stunts? Probably not, but wouldn't it be fun to see Nick Offerman doing his best Ron Swanson while hanging from the outside of a plane kicking off, or doing a halo jump? One can dream.

The cast of the film also includes Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham and Pom Klementieff in addition of Tom Cruise himself.

"Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One" will hit theaters first on July 14, 2023 before Offerman's debut in "Part Two" arrives in 2024.