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Henry Cavill Reveals He Did a Helicopter Stunt in “Freezing -15 Degrees”, Kept Going Even After His Headset Stopped Working With “Residue Flying Everywhere”

While the fans are eagerly waiting for Mission Impossible 7 slated to release in the next year, it is the correct time to recall one of the best action sequences in the franchise. In the sixth installment of the franchise titled Fallout, the final act showed Henry Cavill and Tom Cruise in a spectacular Helicopter chase sequence. According to the Man of Steel actor, it is one of the most difficult as well as thrilling experiences of his career. Henry Cavill revealed that it is not at all child’s play to fly a helicopter in such a freezing temperature above the mountains of New Zealand.

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Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible: Fallout

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Henry Cavill’s thrilling Helicopter stunt

As per Henry Cavill, he has never done something like that. Mission Impossible: Fallout featured Henry Cavill as a mysterious character August Walker who later turned out to be the main antagonist John Lark. In this particular sequence, Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt chases Cavill’s character on a helicopter to retrieve a detonator to prevent a great nuclear explosion.

Henry Cavill on his Helicopter action sequence
The iconic Helicopter scene from Fallout

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It is reported that the particular action sequence took about 4 weeks to complete. According to Henry Cavill, up above the freezing temperature, firing a machine gun is not at all easy. He revealed that even his headsets were not working and he had to wait for the pilot to scream for any signal:

“Because I’m in a helicopter, with the doors open, above the mountains of New Zealand, in winter, it’s particularly cold, four weeks of me hanging outside of a helicopter with my head in the wind. And I’m firing real blanks, and so it’s not like CGI stuff added. So I’m having blank residue flying everywhere, I can’t hear anything because my headset’s not working. I’m just waiting for the pilot to scream something and give a signal.”

Looking at the scene, it can’t be denied that Henry Cavill didn’t waste any effort in making the scene a visual treat to watch. To date, it is one of the most beloved third acts in a Hollywood movie ever.

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Tom Cruise on Henry Cavill’s breathtaking action sequence

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Henry Cavill, Tom Cruise, and Rebecca Ferguson in Fallout

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Tom Cruise also commented on how Henry Cavill did an absolutely splendid job in the movie. The Top Gun actor himself also has an interesting history of performing his stunts all by himself. The Ethan Hunt fame even knows how to fly a helicopter. So mentioning Cavill’s breathtaking action sequence, he added that the things the Witcher actor did were absolutely crazy:

“You know the stuff that he had to do. He had to be in that other Helicopter, and we were flying around and it was freezing. I’m telling you, it was freezing when we were flying around New Zealand. And the things that we were doing, it was extreme”

Mission Impossible franchise is always known for its non-CGI approach and realistic action sequences and it can be expected that the upcoming movies in the franchise, will take the whole thing to a level higher.

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 is slated to be released on July 14, 2023, while Part 2 is set to release on June 28, 2024

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He’s currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.