Tom Cruise’s latest Mission: Impossible stunt sounds like his most death-defying one yet

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Tom Cruise, who is currently filming Mission: Impossible 8, is preparing for his most death-defying stunt to date.

Last month, it was reported the actor had been rehearsing the sequence in Cambridge – two thousand feet in the air. 

The stunt is said to involve a Second World War1 941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane plane, which Cruise is reported to have been learning to fly for the new film.

In pictures obtained byThe Sun, Cruise is shown climbing out of the cockpit and dangling off the wing of the plane.

The stunt will see Cruise, harnessed to the wing, remain dangling upside down as the plane is flipped on its belly.

Tom Cruise will dangle off the wing of a nosediving plane in ‘Mission: Impossible 8’ (Getty Images for Paramount Pictu)
Tom Cruise will dangle off the wing of a nosediving plane in ‘Mission: Impossible 8’ (Getty Images for Paramount Pictu)

With Cruise now in the upright position, the plane will be sent into a nosedive before performing a spin – all while Cruiseis sat on the wing. 

He will then proceed to climb back into the cockpit.

Quite what this means for Cruise’s character, the spy Ethan Hunt, remains to be seen, but it certainly sounds as if it will be his most high-octane stunt yet.

Mission: Impossible 7, which was set to be released this year, will be unveiled on 30 September 2022 instead.

Mission: Impossible 8 will follow a year later on 7 July 2023.

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