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Published On: Sat, Aug 19th, 2017

‘MI 6’ filming halted after Tom Cruise injured during London stunt

Tom Cruise injured himself while performing a stunt on the London set of his upcoming movie, Mission: Impossible 6, and the film is officially being delayed.

TMZ recently posted a video that shows Cruise attempting a dangerous stunt and hurting himself.

Tom Cruise will be joined by Ving Rhames in the new MI film.

The video, which lasted a little over a minute, saw the action star running and leaping from a rigging and onto the next building. However, his jump fell short and he did not make it to the next building without a scratch. The video showed him hitting the side of the building with a lot of force, as he used his hands to stop himself from fully crashing into the structure.

Cruise’s safety wires prevented him from falling straight to the ground.

A source told The Sun that Cruise has broken two bones in his ankle and it looks like filming will have to be temporarily halted.

“The injury is worse than was at first feared. Tom did serious damage and will need months to recover,” an insider told the publication. “He is the film’s biggest star and everything revolves around him. The movie’s bosses had no choice other than to postpone the filming.”

It remains to be seen if this stunt is the one being promoted by director Christopher McQuarrie as “absolutely unbelievable,” though it should be noted that Cruise has done many dangerous stunts in the past.

McQuarrie also posted recently on his Twitter: “Thank you all for your support and concern. Tom is on the mend and MI6 is on track for 07.27.2018.”

McQuarrie also cleared up an assumption that was made about the failed stunt. Cruise was never attempting to land on top of the roof he was jumping to, he said.

“The speculation was that Tom had somehow missed or fell short,” McQuarrie said. “The truth is that the stunt was never designed for Tom to jump from rooftop to rooftop which a) would have been pretty boring and b) when you see the actual shot you’ll understand how it was designed. Also, when you look at what was posted on the internet, you can see Tom do the same stunt multiple times. He was always supposed to slam into the side of the building. That’s what gives the stunt its energy.”

“I now have to move heaven and earth to make sure that the shot is in the movie,” McQuarrie said. “We went to all that effort to get it. It’s a pretty fantastic shot.”

While there is no “subtitle” for the sixth Mission film, it should come soon as the film is set for theaters on July 27, 2018.

Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jeremy Renner are all confirmed to return, reprising their roles from previous films. The Crown star, Vanessa Kirby, has been cast as a new female lead, said to be similar to Ferguson’s in the last film. There has been no official confirmation of other cast members from the earlier MI films: Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin or Ving Rhames.

Henry Cavill (Superman in the new DC Comics film franchise) is joining the film as well.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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