Tom Cruise has always been a great actor, but MI series turned him into a mega action star. He is famous for performing daring stunts without a stunt double. With each passing movie, he raises the stakes, in MI 4: Ghost Protocol, he climbed the world’s tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa in Dubai, while in Rogue Nation he was literally dangling outside an actual plane. It’s been a great run for the team behind MI movies which is one of the most successful and entertaining action franchises in Hollywood. David Ellison (the producer) revealed that the upcoming MI movie will feature the biggest stunt of Tom Cruise.
Well, a few weeks ago the news came from MI-6 sets that Tom Cruise seriously injured himself while performing one of the daredevil stunts. Tom Cruise was shooting in London where he was performing an action sequence where he was supposed to jump from a rig to a rooftop assisted by safety wires. Apparently, he made an impressive leap but could’nt land properly in the end, slamming into the side of a building. He then started limping and collapsed in front of the crew.
The details of the injury came out and it’s far worse than expected. He suffered two broken bones in his ankle and is now coming to US for treatment. The Sun reported that it will “wreak havoc” on the tight production schedule of MI-6. One of the credible sources said:
“The injury is worse than was at first feared. Tom did serious damage and will need months to recover. He is the film’s biggest star and everything revolves around him. The movie’s bosses had no choice other than to postpone the filming.”
At least four months will be needed to resume production.
But guess what, Tom Cruise is a fighter and returned to MI-6 sets and set the ball rolling on the very first day. There is a video that has been released where Cruise can be seen driving a truck in Essex, UK and piloting a helicopter. While this is not a death-defying stunt, but it’s good that he returned, production got resumed and is seemingly on the right track.
At CinemaCon, Paramount announced that they would film MI-6 in IMAX for enhanced experience of the cinemagoers. Jeff Sneider confirmed a series of locations – London, India, Paris, Newzealand. In the previous films too, IMAX 3D has been used for specific scenes, but the extent of usage of this revolutionary technology will put this one in a totally different league. The Avenger Infinity war movies are filmed entirely in IMAX, further Disney took the same approach with “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson. The recent Christopher Nolan movie Dunkirk is being shot in the enhanced format as well.
After wrapping up their Newzealand shoot, Tom Cruise had this to say:
“Thank you to the amazing people of New Zealand! I’ve had a great time filming the next Mission: Impossible here.” But then this happened.
Recently, the director of MI 6 Christopher Macquarie made the announcement on his instagram account that Henry Cavill (who played Superman/ Man of Steel) has agreed to be part of the next movie in the MI franchise. He will be the right hand man of IMF’s head played by Alec Baldwin. He will also fill in the void left by Jeremy Reiner who played Brandt in MI: 4 and MI: 5. The MI 6 director said in the message directed towards Cavill – “Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you’re interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure.” Cavill replied, “Oh ok…..I’m in!” To this he responded @henrycavill Outstanding. Welcome aboard. Your social media account will self-destruct in 5 seconds.”
Rebecca Ferguson’s character Ilsa Faust who was also part of MI 5: Rogue Nation, will reprise her character in MI: 6. The team includes Luther Stickle (Ving Rhames) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) who will help Ethan Hunt in executing the mission. The biggest surprise for the fans is the arrival of Michelle Monaghan who married Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) in MI: 3, had a surprise cameo in MI: 5 and now returning for MI: 6. She tweeted about this:
“Mission accepted. So thrilled to be reuniting w/ @TomCruise for #MI6! Can’t wait to show you guys more of Julia’s story #missionimpossible”
The tentative release date set by Paramount is next year’s summer – July 27, 2018. It is not changed as of now and it will be going against Warner Bros. Teen Titans Go! if it remains unchanged.