Tom Cruise Promotes New ‘Mission Impossible’ Movie With Crazy Stunt
Even in “Mission Impossible”, Tom Cruise is the best gun.
The movie star stunned fans by promoting the latest film in the spy thriller franchise with a social media post in which he stands on a maneuvering biplane in the air and calmly asks moviegoers to see the film.
“I’m sorry for all the extra noise,” Cruise said as he crouched on the plane’s fuselage thousands of feet away in the clip posted online over the weekend.
“As you can see, we’re shooting the final episode of ‘Mission Impossible.’ “
The 59-year-old’s leather jacket can be seen fluttering in the wind, and the camera – apparently on another aircraft nearby – zooms out to show South Africa’s Blyde River Canyon below.
As another yellow biplane approaches, director Christopher McQuarrie’s voice is heard, telling Cruise that they must resume filming.
“We’re losing light and running out of fuel,” McQuarrie says.
“See you at the movies,” Cruise says to the camera with a wave and a smile, as the planes exit the screen in tandem, the star still standing behind the wing.
The star has a long and storied history of performing his own stunts, particularly in the “Mission Impossible” franchise, where death-defying high-rise acrobatics have become the actor’s calling card.
During a masterclass at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Cruise made a comeback for those who questioned his willingness to risk his life with stunts.
“Nobody asked Gene Kelly, ‘Why are you dancing?'” he said, according to a Variety report.
“I always thought there was something I could do and wanted to push the art form,” he continued. “I thought to myself, ‘How can I immerse an audience in a movie with this kind of action? And how can I entertain them? What can I do?’ ”