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Tom Cruise Leaps From a Plane in Mission: Impossible 6 Image

Tom Cruise hanging from a cliff in Mission Impossible Fallout

The director of Mission: Impossible - Fallout has shared a new image from the production, teasing the filming of a big plane stunt involving star Tom Cruise. Though Mission: Impossible 6 wrapped filming last month, it looks like a few of the trickier scenes had to be redone in reshoots. And given what we've seen in past films—with Cruise one-upping himself with bigger and bigger stunts—that's no surprise.

From clinging to a cliff to hanging off the side of a plane, the Mission: Impossible franchise has put Cruise through his paces. Following the lead of action stars like Jackie Chan, Cruise has been adamant about performing as many of his own stunts as possible—sometimes to his own detriment. Cruise's injury filming Mission: Impossible - Fallout is even in the film, adding a visceral nature to the movie and its major moments. But the roof jump scene in question is far from the most bombastic sequence that will be in the summer blockbuster.

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Mission: Impossible - Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie has shared a new image from the set of the film showing Tom Cruise and the film's team preparing to jump out the back of a plane. And as McQuarrie notes in the post, it's a complicated scene that has little room for error.

The Mission: Impossible franchise has a ebbed and flowed in terms of critical reception, but there's no doubt that McQuarrie's involvement helped to elevate the series. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation set a new bar for the films and it looks like the energy of that movie is carrying over into this year's installment. We won't know the full scope of the plane sequence until the film arrives—or another trailer drops—but expect it to be fairly breathtaking given what McQuarrie, Cruise, and the crew had to put into it.

The plane stunt won't be the only big airborne set piece either. We recently got a behind-the-scenes look at the helictoper sequence in Mission: Impossible 6 and it's sure to be one of the most talked about moments. As action films have moved more towards sci-fi, superheroes, and fantasy, more traditional movies in the genre have had to up their game when it comes to their big scenes. CGI alone won't cut it for those who want to rise above the clamor, and franchises like Fast & Furious and Mission: Impossible have figured that out. The new movie will have a lot of competition this summer, but Mission: Impossible - Fallout looks poised to make its mark with audiences.

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Source: Christopher McQuarrie

Key Release Dates
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) release date: Jul 27, 2018
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