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10 New Photos From Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Reveal Epic Stunts

As we've discussed before, Tom Cruise became an action star largely due to his incredible stunt work in the Mission: Impossible series.  Recently, CineFix even put together this "Art of the Scene" detailing how Cruise's vault heist scene in the very first Mission: Impossible (his Ethan Hunt needs to still a CIA cover list from their HQ) made him an action star and changed his career in the process:

Cruise has been a major creative force in the Impossible series, and with the critical and commercial success of Ghost Protocol (nimbly directed by Brad Bird, with a stunt set piece involving Cruise wearing suction-cup gloves and climbing on the outside of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building), there are high hopes that Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie (writer of The Usual Suspects, direct of Jack Reacher) will continue to bring both the insane stunts and narrative wit.

Paramount recently released these photos, including production shots of the stunt in which Cruise hangs off the side of a an Airbus A400M as it rises 5,000 feet into the air, that are worth a look. Here's the Rogue Nation trailer as well.

The Airbus A400M Plane Stunt

Behind the scenes on the set of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. Tom Cruise shooting the airplane stunt for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions Tom Cruise as the Airbus prepares to take off. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions Cleverly hidden supports make it look as if Cruise is holding onto the plane's door by sheer strength alone. The stunt is no less astounding, however. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa

Rebecca Ferguson on the set of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions Rebecca Ferguson's Isla dispatches a hopeless attacker. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

Motorcycle Action

Cruise has always had an affinity for motorcycle stunts, going all the way back to Maverick's classic Kawasaki Ninja 900 in 'Top Gun.' Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Skydance. Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

Good Times with Simon Pegg

Left to right: Director Christopher McQuarrie, Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise on the set of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

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Bryan Abrams is the Editor-in-chief of The Credits. He's run the site since its launch in 2012. He lives in New York.

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