Tom Cruise is well known for performing his own stunts in his Hollywood blockbusters. Although Tom Cruise may have pulled off his most ambitious feat, this time he was seen hanging upside down from the wing of a World War II biplane while shooting scenes for his upcoming Mission Impossible 8 movie.
The actor was seen shooting the dangerous stunt at Duxford Airfield in Cambridge this week, with the 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane performing a stomach-churching loop-the-loop and nose-dive with the actor onboard. However, for the past few weeks, the action man had been taking flying lessons at the airfield in preparation for thrilling scenes for the next installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, which is set to release on July 7, 2023.
Meanwhile, the hard work appears to have paid off as Tom took to the skies during rehearsals and was seen climbing out of the bright yellow biplane as it soared to 2000 feet. The Hollywood actor, dressed in a brown jumpsuit and helmet, was then seen bravely clinging onto the wing of the 80-year-old aircraft as it performed a nosedive and an array of aerobatics in a jaw-dropping stunt.
According to the Daily Mail, the actor took off from the ground sitting in the front seat of the warplane, with the pilot taking the controls in the backseat. The plane then took off and climbed to over 2000 feet, at which point the father-of-three clambered out of the cockpit and crawled onto the left-wing. As the plane soared across the Cambridgeshire countryside, Tom – who was attached to the plane by a harness, perilously dangled himself upside down from the wing.
Moreover, the plane then flipped upside down, which then resulted in Tom sitting upright on the wing in the jaw-dropping move. The World War II craft then performed a dive and a loop-the-loop as the A-lister clung on before he then made his way back to the cockpit.
Meanwhile, a second plane was also seen flying alongside the Boeing B75N1 during the rehearsals for the nail-biting stunt. However, Tom’s dedication to filming comes as the earlier movie in the franchise hasn’t even hit cinemas yet, with Mission Impossible 7 scheduled for release on September 30, 2022.