The Mission: Impossible series has prided itself on some wild stunts, to the point that fans have jokingly suggested that Tom Cruise may as well just try to do some of those ridiculous stunts in space.
As it turns out, Cruise isn't entirely against that idea. In a recent interview with Collider, Cruise revealed the temptation to take Ethan Hunt and his team to the stars, but the biggest problem is just how the story gets to that point.
"It’s the mechanics of getting it there," said Cruise. "How do you build a sequence there and how long can we have that sequence? Because if I went up and just dropped, how do you put that into the structure of a screenplay?"
As the series has aged, the marketing for each Mission: Impossible film has made sure to highlight how far Cruise will go to make the stunt as real as possible. He actually hung to the side of a plane and held his breath for Rogue Nation in 2015, and he even learned how to fly a helicopter for a dizzying sequence during the third act of Fallout. Maybe one day we'll see Ethan and his team go to space, but not without a lot of training for Cruise and whoever else joins him.
(via LRM Online)