News culture Mission Impossible 8: Tom Cruise tries a mind-blowing stunt after Top Gun Maverick
While the seventh installment of Mission Impossible hits French theaters next year, the eighth and final film in the saga is currently in production. The director, Christopher McQuarrie has shared a photo of the shooting on the occasion of the 60th birthday of his star, Tom Cruise.
- Always more waterfalls
- A two-part finale for Mission Impossible
- An action-packed career
Always more waterfalls
July 3 marked Tom Cruise’s 60th birthday, and the director of Mission Impossible, Christopher McQuarrie, had his little idea to celebrate a happy birthday to his star while showing that the latter is not afraid when it comes to stunts. He thus shared a dizzying photo of Tom Cruise clinging to a planepresumably in full spin, for Mission Impossible 8, unless it is about 7?
If there’s one thing Tom Cruise’s career has proven, it’s that the American actor is a fan of stunts of all kinds. It is now rare to see him appear in a film without clinging to some machine, train or car, launched at full speed. And the best part is that most of the time he performs all these oh so dangerous and acrobatic acts himself. It goes up to take flying lessons for Top Gun: Maverick. We already know that these stunts in the next two installments of Mission Impossible include a parachute jump, a walk on the roof of a train and now a rather perilous plane ride.
A two-part finale for Mission Impossible
The seventh and eighth opus from Mission Impossible are actually one and the same movieentitled Dead Reckoning, divided into two parts. They are made by Christopher McQuarrie, who has been working on the saga since Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. These two feature films are a farewell to the character of Ethan Huntwhich Tom Cruise has played for 26 years now, and most likely to the entire saga.
In the cast, the return of Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Rebecca Ferguson (Dune) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown). We will discover some new faces, for still undisclosed roles, with Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Shea Whigham (Fargo), Rob Delaney (The Man Who Fell to Earth) et Cary Elwes (Princess Bride).
The last Mission Impossible, Fallout, grossed $791 million at the worldwide box office, and was the biggest movie of Tom Cruise’s career… Before the release of Top Gun: Maverick in 2022who broke this record by exceeding one billion dollars in revenue ! Maybe one of the last two Mission Impossible will break this impressive record again.
An action-packed career
Top Gun isn’t just the biggest hit of Tom Cruise’s career, it’s also the license that propelled him to the rank of international star in 1986 when the first film was released. His role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Its popularity continues to rise thanks to Cocktail (Roger Donaldson) and Rain Man (Barry Levinson), for which he shares the bill with Dustin Hoffman. He is also seen forming a duet with Brad Pitt for Interview with a Vampire (Neil Jordan) in 1994.
He meets his character Ethan Hunt in 1996 with the very first film of the Mission Impossible saga, directed by Brian de Palma. He will subsequently embody the character for five other opuses. In 2012, he starred in another successful action movie with Jack Reacher, by Christopher McQuarrie. The following year, her role in the science fiction film Oblivion (Joseph Kosinski) is rather well received. The year 2017 is marked by the failure of The Mummy (Alex Kurtzman), who was supposed to launch a new franchise for Universal Studios, Dark Universe. Fortunately, the Mission Impossible franchise is here to turn the corner!
Mission Impossible 7or Dead Recknoning – Part 1, is expected to July 12, 2023 in French cinemas. As for part 2, it will land in the cinema the following year, on June 24, 2024.