Months before the trailer dropped, pictures from the shoot went
viral on social media as Tom Cruise who plays Ethan Hunt loves
doing the stunts all by himself.
Yes, you read it right! The airplane stunt is not performed by a
body double but by Tom Cruise himself! The crew advised Tom Cruise
to not do the stunt by himself as it was life-risky. They even
wanted to use body doubles who are experienced in this daring
stunts. However, Tom decided to go with the adrenaline rush at RAF
Wittering, near Stamford, Lincolnshire.
In the footage, Tom Cruise is seen clinging onto a plane as it
soars 5,000 ft in the air. In a death-defying scene, Tom Cruise
clambers from a door of the Airbus A400M Atlas military transporter
as it takes off and then holds on as it circles at 250 mph.
"You would never hang a multimillion dollar star from a plane in
the normal world, but Tom wanted to be on the outside of that
plane," the movie's stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood explains of the
star's persistence to execute the dangerous plane hang
Tom too was scared and revealed, "I couldn't sleep the night
before and then came the day. I was like, ‘Okay, this is really
I'm feeling the force of the wind hit me. I'm actually scared
sh**less," Tom says in the video.
Do not worry as sources say that he was wearing a harness that
was attached to the plane. This made Tom try this daring stunt in
MI and that too at the height of 5,000 ft in the air!