58-year-old Tom Cruise made the impossible look possible as he was presumably captured jumping a motorbike off a giant ramp on the top of a mountain in Norway, according to footage shared by eyewitnesses and the broadcaster Norwegian NRK. The death-defying stunt is believed to be part of a scene for ‘Mission: Impossible 7', which will again star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an American special agent. Shooting is currently continues in Norway following a five-month delay caused by coronavirus pandemic.
#TomCruise flies 160ft through the air in a #MisssionImpossible7 stunt !@Troll_Cinema pic.twitter.com/6maYnWhFZl— TC (@TrollCinemaOff) September 7, 2020
Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise are taking Mission: Impossible 7 to another level pic.twitter.com/eZaa5z8s5Y— zach (@ZachMacieI) September 7, 2020
According to the shared footage, the stuntman in question, who was believed to be Cruise himself, was seen flying with a parachute following an awe-inspiring bounce as he let go of a motorbike. Last month, Cruise was reportedly captured filming a similar BMX trick in the UK, but the full scene has now unfolded on the top of Helsetkopen mountain, near Hellesylt.
The movie’s director Christopher McQuarrie also shared a pic of the giant construction on his Instagram page on Monday, captioning his post “Action… #MI7 Day 1”.
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As the images of the stunt have started circulating across the net, the film series fans began to applaud Cruise’s audacity – while still referring to the actor as an “absolute madman”.
“The man is insane and I am very grateful”, one Twitter user wrote.
He is INSANE and an adrenaline junkie. Lethal combo— Andel (@Prettyangeltoo) September 7, 2020
Nothing but respect for @TomCruise Love that he raises the bar each time and truly challenges himself. Looking forward to seeing this film.— Tanya Gordon (@Tanya__Gordon) September 7, 2020
This man out here playing GTA in real life— Mauricio Méndez (@Maui_MR10) September 7, 2020
Following delays in production associated with the coronavirus crisis, the film is now expected to be released not early than 2021, presumably in November.