Tom Cruise is back to performing insane stunts just months after breaking his ankle in new set photos from Mission: Impossible 6. The highly anticipated sixth Mission: Impossible movie sees Cruise returning as fearless agent Ethan Hunt. A mustached Henry Cavill co-stars, along with returning Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, and Alec Baldwin. Angela Bassett also hops aboard for her first tour of duty with the Mission: Impossible gang. Rogue Nation‘s Christopher McQuarrie returns to write and direct.
Production on M:I6 was briefly delayed after Cruise broke his ankle performing a dangerous stunt. Cruise of course has become known for pushing the envelope with his crazy stuntwork. On previous films, Cruise dangled from the world’s tallest building and flew on the outside of a plane. The new Mission: Impossible will, like its predecessors, feature loads more big stunts. But Cruise’s dedication backfired on him when, in August, he slammed a wall doing a leap and fractured his ankle. For the first time, you wondered if Tom Cruise was finally getting too old for this s–t.
Just months after his painful mishap, Tom Cruise has returned to performing crazy stunts on the set of Mission: Impossible 6. US Weekly has photos of a fully mended Cruise running across the glass roof of London’s Blackfriars train station. Another shot shows Cruise hanging out of a window suspended by a safety wire. Click HERE to see the photos of Tom Cruise doing Tom Cruise things.
For those keeping score at home, we now know Mission: Impossible 6 includes a parachute stunt, some crazy motorcycle work, and at least one building leap that ends with Tom Cruise breaking his ankle. And of course, lots and lots of running. In between all that, Cruise manages to fall in love with his leading lady Vanessa Kirby. Director McQuarrie promises this installment dials back the globe trotting and “cutesy” tone of previous films. Most importantly, M:I6 gives fans a chance to see the mustache that Henry Cavill couldn’t shave off for Justice League. Due to Cavill’s mustache commitment, Warner Bros. had to spend money digitally altering his upper lip for Justice League. The results of said CGI work proved distracting to many in the audience.
Thanks to the delay caused by Cruise’s injury, Mission: Impossible 6 now feels like it has been filming forever. Perhaps Cruise deserves a scolding for doing his own stunts and putting the production in jeopardy. On the other hand, you have to give Cruise credit for dedication. Tom Cruise seemingly would kill himself just to entertain his fans. All the pain will have been worth it if Mission: Impossible 6 soars at the box office.
Source: US Weekly
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