Mission: Impossible - Fallout has finally wrapped filming with its main unit, director Christopher McQuarrie revealed on social media. But according to McQuarrie, there remains one stunt left to film, which he refers to as "the stunt." Tom Cruise returns for the sixth Mission: Impossible as super-spy Ethan Hunt, together with series regulars Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan. Henry Cavill and his infamous mustache join the cast, along with Angela Basset and Vanessa Kirby.
Every Mission: Impossible of course pushes the envelope when it comes to stunts, and the new film is no exception. For this one, Tom Cruise learned to fly a helicopter, all so he could pilot his own bird during an elaborate and dangerous aerial stunt sequence. Cruise's insistence on doing his own stunts did result in hardship for the production however. Back in August, Cruise broke his ankle leaping between buildings, and the film was forced to shut down while the actor recuperated. Cruise recently shared video of the mishap, revealing that the painful shot made it into the finished film.
In a post on Instagram, director Christopher McQuarrie revealed that the long, difficult main Mission: Impossible - Fallout shoot has finally wrapped. McQuarrie also provided a run down of interesting statistics from the shoot. McQuarrie ends the post with a tease indicating that there remains one stunt to finish with a splinter unit. See the post below.
Evidently, Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie are not satisfied with the number of stunts already featured in Fallout. McQuarrie previously teased a "big stunt" that would top Cruise hanging out of an airplane in Rogue Nation. We've already seen Cruise flying his own helicopter between mountains, hanging from the side of a helicopter, hanging from a cliff, driving motorcycles at dangerous speeds, sky-diving and breaking his ankle leaping between buildings. But it's possible there's one more stunt even crazier than all of those.
So what could Cruise and McQuarrie possibly have up their sleeves for this one last feat of daring? Is Cruise about to strap himself to a rocket and launch himself into orbit? Clearly, Cruise and McQuarrie are feeling the pressure to up the ante on the stunt work in these movies. Selling the action, and Cruise's feats of physical courage, have always been a major aspect of the Mission: Impossible series. One almost gets the feeling with Mission: Impossible - Fallout that Cruise knows he's starting to get old and wants to go for broke while he still can. We'll soon find out what McQuarrie and Cruise have in store for their last stunt. And hopefully Cruise will emerge from the whole adventure with all his limbs intact.
Source: Christopher McQuarrie
- Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) release date: Jul 27, 2018