Tom Cruise wants to work with Meghan Markle 'in one of his next' movies after Megxit, claims report

Tom Cruise wants to work with Meghan Markle 'in one of his next' movies after Megxit, claims report
Tom Cruise and Meghan Markle (Getty Images)

According to a recent rumor, Meghan Markle is slated to star in an upcoming movie with Tom Cruise. 

This might just be wishful thinking or a rumor started by fans who want to see the former 'Suits' star and the 'Top Gun Maverick' actor on the big screen together. So far neither of the celebrities have confirmed this rumored news.

The report came as both Meghan and her husband, Harry, are preparing to officially quit the royal family on March 31.

It was speculated by a number of media outlets that the former 'Suits' star would prefer to resume her acting career after the royal couple no longer depends on the sovereign fund to uphold their lifestyle and instead work to become financially independent. 

Meghan has not officially signed any new movies or other entertainment projects. The latest report claimed that Cruise had shown eagerness to work with Meghan after finding out that she was no longer going to be a part of the royal family. 

"If anyone can get Meghan back on a film set, it's Tom. And what better way to get back on the big screen than starring opposite one of Hollywood's biggest stars," an insider said, according to The News report. 

Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss 'Top Gun: Maverick' during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019, in San Diego, California (Getty Images)

Since the details of the movie they will allegedly star in are not clear and the report that Cruise wants to cast Meghan "in one of his next" films is vague at best, there is no way to verify the authenticity of the recent rumor. As a result, it is important that this story is taken with a grain of salt. 

We had previously reported that Meghan was desperate to play the role of a superhero in a blockbuster film and had told her agents to search for a suitable role. Ever since she expressed a desire to return to the show business, her agent, Nick Collins, has been flooded with offers.

According to a source, "He has said she wants her return to acting to be part of an ensemble cast in something like a superhero film. He's actively seeking such a movie for her. He's saying she is available and open to the best offers. Meghan is planning a series of meetings in Hollywood. She has already done the voiceover for Disney and now the word is out that she's looking for a superhero film, as a voiceover or even on screen."

Actress Meghan Markle attends the premiere of USA Network's "Suits" Season 5 at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel on January 21, 2016, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

The source also said that Meghan "knows she can't carry a film as an actress." The source added, "People won't be able to get past the fact she's Meghan Markle. But she's determined to act again and she thinks a big, ensemble film is the way to go… something that pays big but which doesn't put her front and center."

The source continued, "Pretty much every A-list actress, including Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lawrence and Halle Berry have starred in superhero movies. There used to be a certain stigma attached to Marvel films but now they are the biggest market in the world. That's what Meghan wants."

However, Meghan's estranged half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr, rubbished rumors that his sibling would grace a franchise like the 'Avengers' with her presence.

"I can't see her being an Avenger or something like that. No, I see her back in Hollywood one way or the other. I think anything that has to do with Hollywood, especially George Clooney and big A list people in Hollywood is attractive to her," he said.

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