That Botched Stunt On “Mission: Impossible 6” Left Tom Cruise With A Broken Ankle

August 16, 2017 / Posted by:

Tom Cruise learned a very hard lesson earlier this week: that no matter how hard you visualize yourself flying in your private Scientology human-to-god training with David Miscavige, you aren’t actually able to fly. Tom Cruise brought some accidental AFV antics to the set of Mission: Impossible 6 in London on Sunday when he failed twice to successfully complete a jump from the roof of one building to another while rigged up to a harness.

E! News says Tom’s results are in, and he’s got a broken ankle. Calm down, John Travolta, I’m sure Tom will let you be the first to sign his cast. Paramount Pictures released a statement about Tom’s injury letting everyone know that Tom is ok, but filming has been suspended for the time being.

“During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.”

It probably doesn’t have to be that long of a break (no pun intended). They could just throw Tom in a cast and shoot him behind a series of desks, plants, and moving boxes. And if they really need him to look like he’s in constant motion, which he usually is in those movies, they could edit out his crutches in post-production and outfit him with a special running cast. Just don’t forget to add a little 3-inch plaster lift at the bottom! You wouldn’t want him hobbling around with one foot at his natural height.


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