With the release of each part of the Mission Impossible franchise film, the action gets bigger and better. What adds more drama to it is the fact that the lead star of the film Tom Cruise, himself, shoots these action scenes without a stunt double. For the next part of the film, Mission Impossible 8, Cruise is reportedly learning how to fly a World War II plane.

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According to reports in femalefirst.co.uk, the actor, was recently spotted flying a 1943 Boeing Stearman Model 75 at the Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire, UK. The aircraft has two filming rigs on its wings and the scene that will be shot on this plane will be shot in a manner where one will see it chasing down another warplane.

What’s also impressive is that despite the fact that filming of Mission: Impossible 7 just got completed, Crusie has already begun work on Mission: Impossible 8, which isn’t due out until 2023.

A source close to the development told The Sun, “Tom had started to learn to fly a Boeing Stearman biplane earlier this year for a major stunt scene in Mission: Impossible 8. It’s obviously a highly skilled task but as usual, he has no plans to cut any corners or bring in a stuntman.”

The source further revealed, “Filming has only just wrapped on ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ but Tom has not given himself a break. And trying to film jaw-dropping scenes with an 80-year-old plane is particularly dangerous.”

Earlier it was said that the shooting of the 8th instalment of the franchise will see some changes post the pandemic. Deadline had reported, “As Mission: Impossible 7 nears completion after a remarkable globetrotting pandemic-era shoot, the plan to shoot the franchise’s eighth edition back-to-back has been altered by Paramount.”

This is simply down to the shifting release calendar. Tom Cruise will now be needed on promotional duties by the studio for Top Gun: Maverick ahead of that film’s planned release on July 2, and will be out of action for a period. Once that film has rolled out – hopefully to packed cinemas in a post-Covid world – production on MI: 8 can begin, meaning the gap shouldn’t be too impactful.”

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