Today Tom Cruise turned 60 years old, for the actor on his significant anniversary, everything is going perfectly. Just weeks before his 60th birthday, the actor achieved the best US box office result of his 40-year Hollywood career.
Christopher McQuarrie has shared a new still of Tom Cruise from Mission: Impossible – Deadly Reckoning Part 1. The movie star has been involved in the franchise since the release of the first film in 1996. Brian De Palma’s original action film, which was adapted from the 1960s spy series of the same name and its late 80s sequel, eventually spawned a long-running movie franchise about superspy Ethan Hunt played by Cruise. In recent years, the franchise has become more focused on showcasing the dazzling spectacle, with Cruise often at the center of the action.
The film will be the first of a two-part farewell to Cruise as he retires from the Mission: Impossible films. The project is scheduled to be released on July 14, 2023.
McQuarrie took to Twitter today to celebrate his lead actor’s 60th birthday. To mark this momentous day and show that Cruise is living a life unlike any other 60 year old life on the planet, he shared a new image from the upcoming film. In this shot, Cruz’s Ethan Hunt is hanging from the roof of a biplane that is flying upside down.
While the exact details of this stunt will most likely not be revealed until after the film’s massive publicity campaign kicks off next year, it will be the next in a series of spectacular athletic stunts that Cruise is aiming to pull off himself. He began his modern-day streak of super-complex stunts in Mission: Impossible, in which he was given the opportunity to run up the slope of the Burj Khalifa and hang from a plane during the flight.
This brand new stunt in Mission: Impossible: Deadly Reckoning Part 1 may seem less epic than several of his previous airplane stunts. However, upon closer inspection, it turns out that he is even more intimidating. While the size of the plane isn’t all that impressive, Cruz’s grip strength seems to be the only thing keeping him from falling to his death, which will surely make for a thrilling action movie for the ages.