New Mission: Impossible – Fallout Stunt Reel Revels in Lunacy

Fallout has the most stunts in the history of the Mission: Impossible franchise. The reason why that’s a record is because no major film franchise has had more stunts per movie than Mission: Impossible, period. From Brian De Palma’s crackerjack 1996 opener to Christoper McQuarrie’s 2015 humdinger Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible has always taken its title very seriously. Now with McQuarrie becoming the first director to return to the series, Fallout serves as both the first direct sequel and the most stunt-crazy entry in the franchise’s 20-year history.

That’s largely because Mission: Impossible’s star is Tom Cruise—an actor who pushes the absolute limit of what’s possible, and frankly even advisable, to give audiences the most visceral thrills imaginable. In a new video released by Paramount devoted to Fallout‘s stunts, you’ll get a vivid glimpse at the lunacy in store. There’s Cruise’s historic Halo Jump; there’s Cruise actually piloting a helicopter in a wild chopper chase through a mountain gorge; there’s Cruise dangling off the bottom of a helicopter; there’s Cruise in a motorcycle chase in Paris going the wrong way down a busy boulevard (to disastrous results); there’s Cruise leaping off a rooftop (to actual disastrous results). You could sprain an ankle just watching this video.

Fallout has already garnered a ton of exuberant first reactions. The stunts are a major reason why.

Here’s your official synopsis:

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout opens July 27, 2018.

Featured image: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.


Bryan Abrams

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.