The latest set photo from the upcoming two-part Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning movies suggests that the film will feature Top Gun-inspired aerial stunts. Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Ethan Hunt, along with Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Rebecca Ferguson returning as their respective characters. New cast members include Hayley Atwell as Grace and Esai Morales as the antagonist.
Recently, Christopher McQuarrie, the director of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, shared a photo on social media from the film’s set, which suggests that the movie will feature aerial stunts similar to Top Gun. In the picture, a camera operator inside an aircraft is seen using a monitor to observe another airplane during an action sequence at a high altitude. The technician appears to be manipulating an external camera to film a tilt-rotor aircraft featured in the scene.
Could the stunts in Mission: Impossible 7 surpass those in Top Gun: Maverick?
Tom Cruise is known for his desire for realism in the action-adventure movies he stars in, resulting in some of the most genuine and risky stunts ever depicted on screen. During the making of Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise designed a specific boot camp for the cast and had them enrolled in flight school. This allowed the actors to film their flying scenes inside real fighter jets, performing perilous maneuvers in the sky. Although trained professionals piloted the aircraft with multiple safety measures in place during the aerial sequences, producer Jerry Bruckheimer confessed that filming those scenes was one of the most frightening moments of his life.
Since its theatrical debut in 1996, the Mission: Impossible series has continuously pushed the boundaries of its productions under the direction of Tom Cruise. With each new installment, Cruise aims to exceed the stunts of the previous ones. The well-received movie franchise has seen the actor scaling the world’s tallest building, clinging to the side of a moving airplane, and famously breaking his ankle while attempting to jump from one building rooftop to another in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
The upcoming entry in the series promises to ramp up the thrills with exciting chase scenes, a fight on top of a train, and a motorcycle jump off a cliff. Tom Cruise remains committed to creating the most gripping and risky stunts in the film industry. With Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One scheduled to release on July 14, viewers will have to wait and see whether the movie’s stunts will outdo those of Top Gun: Maverick.