New Set Photo From “Mission: Impossible 7” Shows Another Epic Tom Cruise Stunt
It was a little less than a month ago when we shared the news that Mission: Impossible 7 had returned to filming. Now writer/director Christopher McQuarrie has shared a new photo from set, and wouldn’t you know, it reveals Tom Cruise in stunt mode (one of his favorite modes!). The image shows Cruise on top of a train (McQuarrie’s up there, too) filming one of the franchise’s signature sequences—the epic stunt.
“Norway’s scale and beauty have left an indelible and defining imprint on our film and reminded us that anything’s possible,” McQuarrie wrote in his Instagram caption. He goes on to thank the country, the Norway Film Incentive, the Norwegian Railway Museum, and more. Then he cryptically thanks “The Mountain.” Who wants to guess that Cruise’s Ethan Hunt gets flung off a mountain?
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Norway’s scale and beauty have left an indelible and defining imprint on our film and reminded us that anything is possible. On behalf of everyone working on Mission: Impossible, our sincerest thanks to The Norwegian Film Incentive, The Norwegian Railway Museum, the infinitely patient Stranda and Rauma Municipalities, our endlessly enduring Norwegian crew, along with everyone who supported our filming here. And, of course… The Mountain. Most of all, we give thanks to the warm and welcoming people of Norway. Your kindness and consideration are nothing less than an inspiration. We’ll miss you dearly and look forward to seeing you again. Tusen hjertelig takk. Buckle up, Roma. Here we come… #MI7MI8
In a previous image, McQuarrie teased what appeared to be the most insane motorcycle jump of all time, which led whoever would be insane enough to use the jump right off the edge of a mountain. Yup, probably “The Mountain” he was referring to in his above post. Tom Cruise and McQuarrie love pushing the envelope with the franchise’s stunts, and one of the (many) joys about watching a new Mission: Impossible installment is to see how in the world they were going to top what they did in the last film. The last film in the franchise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) managed to one-up the previously bonkers Rogue Nation (2015), which itself somehow bested the Burj Khalifa tower-scaling Ghost Protocol (2011). Cruise himself is so committed to delivering bigger and better stunts, even when he’s not doing a Mission: Impossible movie, he’s trying to raise the bar—by leaving the planet.
Mission: Impossible 7 is due in theaters on November 19, 2021. The plot details are being kept under wraps.
Featured image: Tom Cruise on the set of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance. Courtesy Paramount Pictures.