Tom Cruise, 60, is well-known for his daring stunts in the Mission: Impossible series, but the actor recently took it to the next level with his “most dangerous stunt” ever.
In a behind-the-scenes feature posted on Twitter, Cruise showed his death-defying motorcycle jump off a cliff for his upcoming film, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.”
Cruise, who is known for insisting on doing all his own stunts, revealed that he has wanted to do this kind of stunt since he was a young man. To make the mission possible, Cruise underwent a year of base training and advanced sky-dive training, as well as many hours of canopy skills and tracking. He also did 30 jumps a day to perfect the stunt.
The stunt coordinator, Wade Eastwood, described Cruise as an “amazing individual” and praised his sense of spatial awareness. Base jumping coach Miles Daisher also said that Cruise “just locks it in” when he’s told something.
Director Christopher McQuarrie and the stunt team also had to come up with creative ways to capture Cruise’s stunt, as they needed to predict where he would be in three-dimensional space. They had to use cameras that didn’t exist two years ago to get the shot.
Cruise is known for pushing the boundaries, and this stunt is no exception. He even joked about what he has planned for “Mission 8.” For now, fans can look forward to “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” when it hits theaters on July 13, 2023.
It’s clear that Cruise isn’t afraid to take risks, and his latest stunt shows just how dedicated he is to his craft.
Cruise posted a video on his Twitter account saying, “So excited to share what we’ve been working on. #MissionImpossible.“
So excited to share what we’ve been working on. #MissionImpossible pic.twitter.com/rIyiLzQdMG
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 19, 2022