Tom Cruise is also the top gun in “Mission Impossible”.
The movie star stunned fans by promoting the latest film in the spy thriller franchise with a social media post in which he stands on a biplane maneuvering in the air and calmly asks moviegoers to watch the film.
“I’m sorry for the extra noise,” Cruise says while crouching thousands of feet high on the plane’s fuselage in the clip posted online over the weekend.
“As you can see, we are filming the latest part of ‘Mission Impossible’. “
The 59-year-old’s leather jacket flaps in the wind and the camera – reportedly on another plane nearby – zooms out to show South Africa’s Blyde River Canyon below.
As another yellow biplane pulls alongside, director Christopher McQuarrie’s voice comes on, telling Cruise they need to get back to filming.
“We’re losing the light and we’re running low on fuel,” says McQuarrie.
“See you at the movies,” Cruise says with a salute and a smile for the camera as the planes taxi off the screen in tandem, with the star still standing behind the wing.
The star has a long and colorful history of his own stunts – most notably in the Mission Impossible franchise, where death-defying acrobatics at high altitude has become the actor’s calling card.
At a master class at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Cruise made a comeback for those who questioned his willingness to risk his life doing stunt work.
“Nobody asked Gene Kelly, ‘Why are you dancing?'” he said, according to a Variety report.
“I always thought I could do something, and I wanted to push the art form forward,” he continued. “I thought, ‘How can I immerse an audience in a movie with this kind of action? And how can I entertain them? What can I do?’ ”
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