Tom Cruise stuns fans by standing on biplane wing in MID-AIR while filming 'Mission Impossible 7'
Cruise said, 'We are filming the latest installment of Mission: Impossible, and right now we are over gorgeous Blyde Canyon in stunning South Africa.'
MPUMALANGA, SOUTH AFRICA: Tom Cruise is shooting for yet another part of the renowned 'Mission: Impossible' series. Video showing Cruise, 60, reportedly performing a stunt for 'Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One' while perched atop a vintage World War II airplane that was flying over South Africa's Blyde River Canyon surfaced online.
In the video, which was allegedly shown at CinemaCon in April, Cruise said, "Hi everyone! Wish I could be there with you - I'm sorry for all the extra noise. As you can see, we are filming the latest installment of 'Mission: Impossible', and right now we are over gorgeous Blyde Canyon in stunning South Africa."
Cruise continues to say in the video that "we're making this film for the big screen for audiences to see in your wonderful theaters," but director Christopher McQuarrie, who enters the frame on a second biplane, interrupts him and tells him they must resume filming because of dwindling light and low fuel.
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"Oh yeah, we gotta roll, huh? Low on fuel, that's not good. I'm sorry, we've got to go," Cruise says before McQuarrie cries "action!" and with Cruise still seated atop his red biplane, the two aircraft fly off at high speed. Cruise is widely regarded for the theatrical stunts he contributes to the film.
In August, Jason and Sarah Haygarth, a married couple dog-walking pair, noticed him filming a helicopter action scene in a "very remote" and "quite hilly" area of the Lake District National Park in northwest England. "Toward the end of the walk, last peak, we start seeing helicopters coming up a ravine and dropping people off the top... We were like, this didn't seem right," Jason spoke to Extra.
"We found out the people, they were the cameramen," he added. "When we came to the peak, we got stopped by what must have been a production team member, saying, 'You can't go. We're going to land the helicopter off the top' So we took a selfie." It turned out to be the day when Cruise was in the midst of filming a risky stunt scene for the eagerly awaited 'Mission: Impossible film'.
Sarah and Jason soon encountered Cruise "strapping himself into a paraglider" after being given the all-clear to continue their climb. Sarah told Extra, "I could tell it was him straight away. By the time we got there, people were talking about Mission: Impossible was being filmed but I was expecting a stunt double."
"He apologized first for the noise. 'Sorry, guys, I know we spoiled your walk with the noise,'" Cruise told them, according to Jason. Sarah added, "And then he said, 'I like your dog.'" Jason recalled, "We asked, 'What are you doing?' Then he said, 'I'm going to jump off.' I was like, 'You're going to do what?' Just before he jumped off, he said, 'See ya! Hopefully, this goes well,' and we said, 'Good luck, Tom.'" The seventh edition of the franchise, 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1', is expected to be released in July 2023.