Tom Cruise Dangles from Plane in Tense ‘Mission Impossible’ Stunt

by Samantha Whidden

Late last week, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise was reportedly seen dangling from a plane during an intense stunt of his upcoming film Mission Impossible 8.

Fox News reported while filming Mission Impossible 8, Cruise climbed out of the cockpit of a 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane at 2,000 feet and sat on the wing. The 59-year-old actor then dangled upside down from the wing.

The media outlet further revealed that as Cruise hung upside down, the plane actually flipped upside down. So the actor was sitting upright on the wing. 

Cruise recently finished the filming of Mission Impossible 7. The seventh film is currently set to premiere on September 30, 2022. Meanwhile, Mission Impossible 8  will be making its theatrical debut in July 2023.  Not much has been revealed about 7’s synopsis. But the cast includes Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, and Simon Pegg. 

Along with the two Mission Impossible films, Tom Cruise is preparing for the premiere of his highly anticipated film Top Gun: Maverick. According to IMDb, the film follows Pete Mitchell (aka Maverick), who is one of the Navy’s top aviators that has more than thirty years of service. He is now pushing the “envelope” as a courageous test pilot. The pilot is also dodging the advancement in ranks hat could ground him. 

Cruise returns as Maverick and Val Kilmer is reprising his role as Iceman. Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris are also starring in the upcoming film.  Top Gun: Maverick was originally set to premiere in 2020 but was pushed back due to the global health crisis. It will hit theaters on May 27, 2022.

Tom Cruise Opens Up About His Stunts During ‘Mission Impossible’ Films 

During a recent interview with Empire, Tom Cruise discussed the technical eventualities that he experiences while on the sets of the Mission Impossible films. “If the wind was too strong, it would blow me off the ramp,” Cruise explained. He also noted that the filming stunts on the helicopter are also a problem. 

“Because Id isn’t want to be hammering down that ramp at top speed… And then get hit by a stone,” the franchise’s long-time running star continued. “Or if I departed in a weird way, we didn’t know what was going to happen with the bike.”

Cruise also revealed that he had six seconds once her departed the ramp to pull the parachute and he would avoid getting tangled in the bike. “If I do, that’s not going to end well.”

In regards to the incident that happened on the set of Mission Impossible, in which Cruise was seen yelling at people for not wearing masks, the actor justified his actions. “I was thinking about the people I work with. And my industry.”