News was originally announced back in 2020 by Deadline that Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX were teaming up to film a currently titled Untitled Tom Cruise/SpaceX Project.
McQuarrie also dropped a major tease that Cruise’s scariest stunt has yet to be seen by his fans, however, it has been planned and is in the works.
Cruise and McQuarrie have been spending time these last few months promoting the new Mission Impossible sequel, however, all future promotion has now come to a halt due to the SAG-AFTRA strike now being in effect.
Luckily, IGN got to speak to the director before the strike started, getting plenty of juicy details from McQuarrie about the next instalment Dead Reckoning: Part Two.
Tom Cruise’s Scariest Stunt Hasn’t Been Seen Yet
It’s pretty fair to say that Cruise has executed some extremely terrifying stunts all in the name of cinema throughout his career, especially in the Mission Impossible saga.
From jumping across rooftops and breaking bones to quite literally driving a motorbike off of the edge of a cliff and just letting gravity work its magic, the Dead Reckoning: Part One star seems to have a list of thrill-seeking activities like no other.
While talking to IGN, director McQuarrie was asked which of Cruise’s stunts scared him the most, to which he responded with “It’s coming… you haven’t seen it yet.”
This seemingly confirms that Cruise does indeed have a stunt planned for Dead Reckoning: Part Two that will top in scale all of his previous Ethan Hunt stunts.
Fans of the franchise have long speculated this to be the case as well as both McQuarrie and Cruise teasing it in the past, on several occasions.
Will Cruise’s Next Big Stunt Be In Outer Space?
During McQuarrie’s same discussion with IGN, he was asked about the many rumours that Cruise’s next big stunt may be heading to outer space.
Rumours that specifically suggest “space stunts”, to which McQuarrie responded, “Tom [Cruise] has been talking about space for a long time, which means sooner or later, that’s probably going to happen.”
Although, McQuarrie never stated which project Cruise plans to perform “space stunts” for, however, a Mission Impossible instalment sounds to be the most likely.
Until then, fans of Cruise’s massively scaled and terrifying stunt sequences can see all of that and more in the now-playing Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning: Part One.
Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning: Part One is now playing in theatres.