Tom Cruise Possibly Injured While Doing Insane 'Mission Impossible' Stunt
Tom Cruise, Scientologist extraordinaire, is no stranger to doing his own stunts (attempting to go clear isn't doing enough to fill Cruise's void, apparently, so he constantly toys with death). In 2011's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, that was actually him scaling the glass skyscraper in one of the series' more daring action sequences.
It appears his 55-year-old muscles are catching up to him, though, because TMZ got footage of him missing the landing for a roof-jumping stunt on set for the newest Mission: Impossible.
In the video, Cruise leaps from the rigging and lands just short of the roof. His body slams into the side of the building, and he lifts himself back up with a pretty severe limp. He tries to walk off the pain and eventually gets hoisted back to the starting point via his safety rigging. The extent of his injuries are unknown, according to the L.A. Times.
Mission: Impossible 6 is being directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also directed Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. McQuarrie and Cruise have worked together on a number of projects, including Valkyrie and Edge of Tomorrow. The film will be released on July 27, 2018. Michelle Monaghan, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and others will be reprising their roles from earlier Mission: Impossible films, but Jeremy Renner will not be in the latest film due to scheduling conflicts with his Marvel projects.