Tom Cruise Limps Out Of ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Stunt
"Mission: Impossible 6" star Tom Cruise barely made it out unscathed during a botched stunt scene. Sustaining injuries to an unknown extent, Cruise walks off the pain before going back to the scene's starting point.
In a recent video taken by TMZ, Cruise could be seen making a jump from one building to another during filming in London. The actor, however, missed the platform and hits his lower half on the building instead. Cruise pushes himself to the platform and stands up however he is seen limping as he goes back to the starting point with the help of the film's stunt crew.
Cruise is not new to stunt injuries, especially for the Mission Impossible franchise. Most, if not all of the stunts for Hunt are done by Cruise himself, even using it as marketing material. As the Hollywood Reporter points out, the scene where Cruise was seen hanging on an Airbus A400M military transport as it taxis and takes off the runway was used to market the franchise's previous installment, "Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation."
Cruise's other movies, ranging from 1986's "Top Gun" to 2017's "The Mummy" also saw the actor on serious action sequences, injuring the actor in one form or another. In one instance, specifically in 2012's "Jack Reacher", Tom's foot got so swollen from kicking another actor's crotch for at least 50 times.
Mission Impossible 6 is the latest installment of the action spy film series based on an American television series sharing the same title. While the television series, which ran from 1966-1973 focused on different agents from the Impossible Missions Force or IMF, the film series centers on Ethan Hunt, played by Cruise. The first film in the franchise was released in 1996, with "Mission: Impossible 2" in 2000, "Mission: Impossible 3" in 2006, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" in 2011 and the aforementioned "Rogue Nation" in 2015.
As of the moment, no statement has been issued by either Tom Cruise or the production company as to the extent of the injury sustained.