Actor Tom Cruise has become synonymous with the word “daredevil” thanks to the insane stunts in his movies. While most actors use stunt doubles, Tom Cruise has no problem performing them all on his own. This puts him right up with actors like Jackie Chan and Jason Statham who also do their own stunts.
His recent movie, Top Gun: Maverick, was the highest-grossing film of the year as it entered the billion-dollar club with a total of $1.4 billion worldwide, making $718 million at the domestic box office. He’s currently on the sets of Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning where he took some time out to thank his fans for showing such love to Top Gun: Maverick. The gratitude was shown in a very “Tom Cruise” way, too.
Tom Cruise Jumps Out of a Plane
Owing to the insane numbers Top Gun: Maverick saw at the box office and how much fans loved the movie, Tom Cruise just had to thank the viewers for showering both him and the movie with love and praise. What better way to do that than by jumping out of a plane?
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 18, 2022
In a video posted by him on his Twitter, Cruise is seen sitting on the edge of the plane, ready to jump out. He is joined by Christopher McQuarrie who is the director of Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning. McQuarrie was also the screenwriter for Top Gun: Maverick and thus, his presence in the video makes complete sense.
Cruise started the video by stating that he was in South Africa filming for parts one and two of Dead Reckoning. Despite the actor having quite a lot on his plate at the moment, he stated he simply couldn’t let the year end without thanking his fans for “Coming out to the theatres” and “For supporting Top Gun: Maverick.”
McQuarrie then tapped the actor on the shoulder, playfully telling him that he needed to pick speed up as they were running out of time. As if time was a sudden realization, Cruise cut his speech short and jumped out of the plane, but not before he asked McQuarrie to join him which the director not-so-reluctantly denied.
Mid-air, Cruise continues to show his gratitude to his fans stating, “Thank you for allowing us to entertain you. It truly is the honor of a lifetime.” Cruise takes his leave as he wishes everyone watching a Happy Holidays.
“I’m running out of altitude, so I have to get back to work. We have to get this shot. You have a very safe and happy holiday, we’ll see you at the movies.”
Cruise definitely knows how to do things in style! At this rate, we can’t wait to see the stunts Dead Reckoning has planned.
Top Gun: Maverick Releasing on Paramount+
The video ends with a short announcement stating that Top Gun: Maverick will be available to stream on Paramount+ on December, 22. The film will be available to stream in America, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the UK, and Latin America. South Korea and France will be able to stream the film in 2023.
Paramount+ followed a “fast-follow” release strategy due to which major titles released in theatres were available to stream forty-five days after their theatrical bow. However, when it came to Top Gun: Maverick, Paramount+ was in no rush to bring it to streaming given how well the movie was doing.
Top Gun: Maverick will be available to stream on Paramount+ on December, 22, and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 will be playing in theatres on July 14, 2023.