Major stunts are a huge part of the Mission: Impossible franchise, and Tom Cruise has released a new image today that shows the trend isn’t stopping any time soon.
All signs are pointing towards a trailer dropping during the Superbowl, but until then Paramount and Cruise are ensuring there are enough tidbits to keep fans satisfied during the wait. Yesterday the star announced the movie will be call Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and today he has given a glimpse into a death defying stunt we can expect to see in the sixth outing of Ethan Hunt & Co.
Get ready for the most thrilling mission yet… pic.twitter.com/WPOMFnzpd0
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) January 26, 2018
So far each film has had its own centerpiece. Mission: Impossible has the iconic moment of Cruise droppin’ from the ceiling in the secured vault. M:I 2 has the motorcycle fight and/or the cliff climbing, M:I 3 is the freeway escape, Ghost Protocol is Cruise hanging from the tallest building in the world, and Rogue Nation is Tom Cruise hanging outside of an airplane as it takes off. It’s unlikely the image Cruise has shared is the stunt from Mission: Impossible – Fallout, but you can bet your ass whatever it is will be big and good.
What is clear is that Cruise is still very much willing to put his body through the ringer for your entertainment. Which, as well as being admirable, is a bit worrying. Because with each new Mission: Impossible movie, were edging ever closer to Karl Pilkington‘s terrifying prediction of the future. Specifically Cruise’s fate during filming of the eventual eight installment of the franchise, which we will absolutely get at some point. If you’re unaware of Pilkington’s story, I highly recommend you check it out below. It’s hilarious, and who knows, the guy may turn out to be some kind of oracle!
Mission: Impossible – Fallout also stars Henry Cavill (with the now infamous mustache), Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Wes Bentley, and Frederick Schmidt, and opens in theaters on July 27th.