Mission: Impossible 8 Brings Another Deadly Tom Cruise Plane Stunt

Tom Cruise is known for going absolutely crazy with the stunts for his Mission Impossible movies and often getting serious injuries along the way. The actor has always enjoyed the stunts that he did and has always indicated that he loves to do the movies for the stunts. Every new movie comes out with a new stunt for the actor that could potentially get him killed. But this also makes the movies rather exciting as each narrative has been quite a successful action film over the years. Fans are waiting to see what will happen in the upcoming sequels of the Mission: Impossible movies (7 and 8). We saw a Tom Cruise plane stunt in M:I 5. Now, the actor was spotted performing a nail-biting stunt that involved dangling from the wings of an airplane for Mission: Impossible 8. 

Tom Cruise Plane Stunt for Mission Impossible 8

According to Fox News, the actor was seen in a 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane at about 2,000 feet as he climbed out of the cockpit and sat on the wing. He then dangled himself upside down from the wing. While he was hanging upside down from the wing of the plane, the plane flipped down so that now the actor was sitting upright. Based on the source the actor was wearing a harness during the stunt which attached him to the plane. The actor had been taking flying lessons to prepare for the scene for quite a while now. This entire stunt can be seen in a series of photographs here.


Tom Cruise Plane Stunt

The actor had performed his most dangerous stunt for Mission Impossible 7 on which he was working earlier this year. The stunt involved him riding a motorcycle off the edge of a cliff. About doing the stunt he said:

If the wind was too strong, it would blow me off the ramp. The helicopter [filming the stunt] was a problem, because I didn’t want to be hammering down that ramp at top speed and get hit by a stone. Or if I departed in a weird way, we didn’t know what was going to happen with the bike. I had about six seconds once I departed the ramp to pull the chute and I don’t want to get tangled in the bike. If I do, that’s not going to end well.

All those emotions were going through my mind. I was thinking about the people I work with, and my industry. And for the whole crew to know that we’d started rolling on a movie was just a huge relief. It was very emotional, I gotta tell you.


Mission: Impossible 7 and were actually supposed to be shot back-to-back but these plans were dropped following the pandemic. Shooting for the seventh film finished earlier this year with a lot of delays faced by the crew and this actually ended up delaying the release date of the film to September 30, 2022. The director of the last two films Christopher McQuarrie has returned to direct the upcoming two parts.

Tom Cruise Plane Stunt

Mission: Impossible 7 stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Ving Rhames as Luther, Simon Pegg as Benji, and Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust. Other characters expected to return are Vanessa Kirby as the White Widow and Angela Bassett as the CIA Official, Erica Sloane. The new ones joining the franchise are Pom Klementief, Hayley Atwell, Shea Wingham, and Esai Morales as the villain.

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