While he's known for pulling off some epic stunts in films like The Mummy and the Mission: Impossible films, a new report has emerged that states actor Tom Cruise suffered an injury on the set of Mission: Impossible 6. While the complete details are a bit murky at time of reporting, what's clear is that Cruise's injury could affect the filming schedule for Mission: Impossible 6 and, furthermore, it could affect the film itself.
The actor is currently in London shooting the highly-anticipated action flick. Per a video released via TMZ on August 13, #TomCruise is seen performing a stunt where he has to jump from a rig to a rooftop while assisted by safety wires. Cruise seems to make the impressive leap but appears to not land properly, instead slamming into the side of the building.
The 55-year-old actor is then seen propelling himself onto the rooftop and limping toward the production crew. After collapsing in front of them, he's carried by wires to the rig he jumped from, and then taken away from the set. The extent of his injuries are still unknown.
Will This Affect The Production Process Of Mission: Impossible 6?
It's hard to assess how impactful this accident will be to the production since we don't know the extent of his injuries. At the time of reporting, Cruise's representatives had not answered requests for comment from outlets actively reporting on the situation, including The Hollywood Reporter. However, as mentioned, the situation does seem serious and that could have a very real impact on the filming process.
Seeing how Cruise is integral to such an action-heavy movie, his inability to work due to this injury could greatly affect the production process, similar to what happened with Harrison Ford after suffering an injury while filming The Force Awakens. We'll keep you updated as new information comes out. We wish Tom Cruise the best, and hope he recovers quickly.
Mission: Impossible 6 is currently expected to hit theaters on July 27, 2018.