Published: Mon, August 14, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Tom Cruise injured in Mission Impossible stunt

Tom Cruise injured in Mission Impossible stunt

Tom Cruise sustained an apparent injury while performing a stunt for the upcoming "Mission: Impossible" sequel in London that left him limping and seemingly in pain.

Based on the television series of the same name, the Mission: Impossible film franchise has pulled a cumulative box office total of around US$2.7 billion since its launch in 1996.

He has been filming characteristically risky scenes in Paris, where he rode a motorbike into a auto before flying through the air, and Oxfordshire, where Cruise was photographed parachuting at the beginning of the month.

According to Variety, Cruise did 64 takes of a stunt during the filming of a plane crash sequence in zero-gravity on the set of The Mummy. Other plot details are unclear at this point but Val Kilmer has reportedly said that he was asked to come back as Iceman opposite Cruise's Maverick. "It is absolutely unbelievable-he's been training for a year. It's gonna be mind-blowing". Ellison explained that it comes from "the best place" and is all about entertaining the audience.

"Plus, you want to live through it". "And the tension, because the stunt is real, actually puts the audience where Ethan Hunt is where they are in the movie".

"I do everything I can do to entertain the audience", he said at the time.

The nature and extent of Cruise's injuries aren't known at this time.

Mission: Impossible 6 is now expected to hit theaters on July 27, 2018.

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