Tom Cruise hangs UPSIDE DOWN on wing of a WWII Biplane for MI8 stunt

Tom Cruise hangs UPSIDE DOWN on the wing of a WWII Biplane while it does a loop-the-loop and nose-dive as he performs death-defying stunt for upcoming Mission Impossible 8 film

  • Tom Cruise may have pulled of his most ambitious feat yet as he was seen hanging upside down from the wing of a World War II biplane while filming scenes his upcoming Mission Impossible 8 Fliek
  • Die akteur, 59, was seen filming the death-defying stunt at Duxford Airfield in Cambridge this week, met die 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane performing a stomach-churching loop-the-loop and nose-dive with the actor onboard
  • As the plane soared across the Cambridgeshire countryside, Tom – who was attached to the plane by a harnessperilously dangled himself upside down from the wing
  • The plane then flipped upside down, which then resulted in Tom sitting upright on the wing in the jaw-dropping move
  • For the past few weeks, the action man had been taking flying lessons at the airfield in preparation for exhilarating scenes for the next instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise, which is set for release on July 7, 2023
  • Tom is renowned for performing his own stunts in his Hollywood blockbusters
  • He’s renowned for performing his own stunts in his Hollywood blockbusters.

    And Tom Cruise may have pulled of his most ambitious feat yet as he was seen hanging upside down from the wing of a World War II biplane while filming scenes his upcoming Mission Impossible 8 Fliek.

    Die akteur, 59, was seen filming the death-defying stunt at Duxford Airfield in Cambridge this week, met die 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane performing a stomach-churching loop-the-loop and nose-dive with the actor onboard.

    Action man: Tom Cruise may have pulled of his most ambitious feat yet as he was seen hanging upside down from the wing of a World War II biplane while filming scenes his upcoming Mission Impossible 8 Fliek

    Waaghals: The Hollywood star was seen hanging off the wing of the aircraft in the jaw-dropping stunt

    Action man: Tom Cruise may have pulled of his most ambitious feat yet as he was seen hanging upside down from the wing of a World War II biplane while filming scenes his upcoming Mission Impossible 8 Fliek

    For the past few weeks, the action man had been taking flying lessons at the airfield in preparation for exhilarating scenes for the next instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise, which is set for release on July 7, 2023.

    And the hard work appears to have paid off as the Tom took to the skies during rehearsals and was seen climbing out of the bright yellow biplane as it soared to 2000 voete.

    Die Hollywood-akteur, dressed in a brown jumpsuit and helmet, was then seen bravely clinging onto the wing of the 80-year-old aircraft as it performed a nosedive and an array of aerobatics in a jaw-dropping stunt.

    Sjoe: Die akteur, 59, was seen filming the death-defying stunt at Duxford Airfield in Cambridge this week, met die 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane performing a stomach-churching loop-the-loop and nose-dive with the actor onboard

    Sjoe: Die akteur, 59, was seen filming the death-defying stunt at Duxford Airfield in Cambridge this week, met die 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane performing a stomach-churching loop-the-loop and nose-dive with the actor onboard

    Quick learner: For the past few weeks, the action man had been taking flying lessons at the airfield in preparation for exhilarating scenes for the next instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise, which is set for release on July 7, 2023

    Quick learner: For the past few weeks, the action man had been taking flying lessons at the airfield in preparation for exhilarating scenes for the next instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise, which is set for release on July 7, 2023

    Dapper: And the hard work appears to have paid off as the Tom took to the skies during rehearsals and was seen climbing out of the bright yellow biplane as it soared to 2000 voete

    Awesome: Shots show the star on the wing of the aircraft

    Dapper: And the hard work appears to have paid off as the Tom took to the skies during rehearsals and was seen climbing out of the bright yellow biplane as it soared to 2000 voete

    Nail-biting: Die Hollywood-akteur, dressed in a brown jumpsuit and helmet, was then seen bravely clinging onto the wing of the 80-year-old aircraft as it performed a nosedive and an array of aerobatics in a jaw-dropping stunt

    Ongelooflik: Tom courageously pulled off the dangerous stunt in practice scenes for his upcoming movie

    Nail-biting: Die Hollywood-akteur, dressed in a brown jumpsuit and helmet, was then seen bravely clinging onto the wing of the 80-year-old aircraft as it performed a nosedive and an array of aerobatics in a jaw-dropping stunt

    Nail-biting: Die Hollywood-akteur, dressed in a brown jumpsuit and helmet, was then seen bravely clinging onto the wing of the 80-year-old aircraft as it performed a nosedive and an array of aerobatics in a jaw-dropping stunt

    What a sight: The bright yellow warplane soared through the sky with the actor on the wing

    OMG: Images show Tom on the outside of the aircraft

    What a sight: The bright yellow warplane soared through the sky with the actor on the wing

    Waaghals: Tom proved he certainly had a head for heights as he clung onto the plane's wing at 2000 voete in die lug

    Waaghals: Tom proved he certainly had a head for heights as he clung onto the plane’s wing at 2000 voete in die lug

    The actor took off from the ground sitting in the front sit of the warplane, with the pilot taking the controls in the backseat.

    The plane then took off and climbed to over 2000 voete, at which point the father-of-three clambered out of the cock pit and crawled onto the left wing.

    As the plane soared across the Cambridgeshire countryside, Tom – who was attached to the plane by a harnessperilously dangled himself upside down from the wing.

    Kyk hoe gaan hy! The film star made for quite the sight as he flew across the Cambridgeshire countryside

    Kyk hoe gaan hy! The film star made for quite the sight as he flew across the Cambridgeshire countryside

    Bereid: The Vanilla Sky actor was seen chatting with his team ahead of take-off

    On point: Tom was seen pointing towards the sky as he prepared to carry out his death-defying stunt in rehearsal

    Bereid: The Vanilla Sky actor was seen chatting with his team ahead of take-off

    Practice makes perfect: The star was seen practising his manoeuvre ahead of the plane taking off

    Practice makes perfect: The star was seen practising his manoeuvre ahead of the plane taking off

    Big operation: A whole manner of staff and personal were on hand to ensure things went without a hitch

    Veiligheid: Tom was surrounded by a plethora of people

    Span: It certainly was a group effort to pull off the stunt

    Big operation: A whole manner of staff and personal were on hand to ensure things went without a hitch

    Safe and secure: Tom and the team inspected the actor's harness, which would keep him in place as he took to the sky

    Keeping watch: Tom no doubt ensured he was up to speed on everything in regards to the stunt

    Safe and secure: Tom and the team inspected the actor’s harness, which would keep him in place as he took to the sky

    Preparation: Tom was seen gripping onto the harness and pushing his leg up as he practiced his move

    Preparation: Tom was seen gripping onto the harness and pushing his leg up as he practiced his move

    Soaring: Tom was attached to a harness while a second plane stayed close below

    Soaring: Tom was attached to a harness while a second plane stayed close below

    The plane then flipped upside down, which then resulted in Tom sitting upright on the wing in the jaw-dropping move.

    The World War II craft then performed a dive and a loop-the-loop as the A-lister clung on, before he then made his way back to the cockpit.

    A second plane was also seen flying alongside the Boeing B75N1 during the rehearsals for the nail-biting stunt.

    Maak gereed: The actor took off from the ground sitting in the front sit of the warplane, with the pilot taking the controls in the backseat

    Maak gereed: The actor took off from the ground sitting in the front sit of the warplane, with the pilot taking the controls in the backseat

    Woah! The plane then took off and climbed to over 2000 voete, at which point the father-of-three clambered out of the cock pit and crawled onto the left wing

    Woah! The plane then took off and climbed to over 2000 voete, at which point the father-of-three clambered out of the cock pit and crawled onto the left wing

    Maklik doen dit: As the plane soared across the Cambridgeshire countryside, Tom - who was attached to the plane by a harness - perilously dangled himself upside down from the wing

    Be careful: Tom was then seen sitting atop of the wing

    Maklik doen dit: As the plane soared across the Cambridgeshire countryside, Tom – who was attached to the plane by a harnessperilously dangled himself upside down from the wing

    Vlieg hoog: The plane then flipped upside down, which then resulted in Tom sitting upright on the wing in the jaw-dropping move

    Vlieg hoog: The plane then flipped upside down, which then resulted in Tom sitting upright on the wing in the jaw-dropping move

    Airborne: Tom looked quite at ease as he bravely sat on top of the wing after it flipped upside down

    Daar is hy: The New York-born star no doubt had a great view of the English countryside

    Up high: Tom looked quite at ease as he bravely sat on top of the wing of the pane

    Airborne: Tom looked quite at ease as he bravely sat on top of the wing after it flipped upside down

    Winging it: The World War II craft then performed a dive and a loop-the-loop as the A-lister clung on, before he then made his way back to the cockpit

    Hold on: The plane flipped into a lop as the star clung onto the wing

    Winging it: The World War II craft then performed a dive and a loop-the-loop as the A-lister clung on, before he then made his way back to the cockpit

    Briljant: The pilot of the WWII plane did a vertical circle in the air before performing a nose dive

    Briljant: The pilot of the WWII plane did a vertical circle in the air before performing a nose dive

    Staying close: A second plane was also seen flying alongside the Boeing B75N1 during the rehearsals for the nail-biting stunt

    Staying close: A second plane was also seen flying alongside the Boeing B75N1 during the rehearsals for the nail-biting stunt

    Metgesel: The darker aircraft flew just below Tom's plane amid the nail-biting stunt

    Metgesel: The darker aircraft flew just below Tom’s plane amid the nail-biting stunt

    1941 Boeing-Stearman Model 75

    The Boeing Stearman Model 75 was the most prolific American biplane trainer aircraft of the Second World War.

    Oor 10,000 were built and they were the first aircraft flown by many of America’s WWII fighter pilots.

    In the post-war years thousands of them were sold into private ownership as military surplus where they became popular leisure aircraft.

    They were famously robust aircraft with strong landing gearan important feature when teaching new pilots how to fly.

    Die Model 75 is a tandem two-seat biplane with dual controls.

    It was designed with a distinctive unfaired radial engine upfront that helped give the aircraft its signature flying characteristics.

    The aircraft was designed and built before Boeing became involved.

    Originally it was just known as the Stearman Kaydet as it had been developed by the Stearman Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas.

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    Stunning images see the brightly-coloured plane soaring across the sky before coming down to land at the airfield.

    Tom’s dedication to filming comes as the previous film in the franchise hasn’t even hit cinemas yet, with Mission Impossible 7 set for release on September 30, 2022.

    It was previously reported that the Minority Report star was learning to fly a World War II plane for the eighth installment of the action franchise.

    'N Bron vertel Die son : ‘Tom had started to learn to fly a Boeing Stearman biplane earlier this year for a major stunt scene in Mission: Onmoontlik 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 insider went on: ‘Filming has only just wrapped on Mission: Onmoontlik 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.

    The action man is renowned for doing his own stunts in his films, and it appears the eighth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise will be no be different.

    Cruise holds a helicopter license and a fixed-wings pilot’s license.

    The outing comes after the thespian recently shocked fans with his changing appearance while at an LA Dodgers game.

    Last month Cruise appeared almost unrecognisable to some fans, as he enjoyed Game 2 of the National League Division Series in San Francisco.

    Cruise het 'n aand uit by Oracle Park geniet om te kyk hoe die San Francisco Giants die Los Angeles Dodgers speel saam met sy seun Connor, 26, by his side on October 9.

    While many Twitter users genuinely appeared skeptical that it was indeed Cruise at the game, others likened his appearance to Canadian stand-up Norm Macdonald, the former SNL star who passed away last month.

    Others speculated as to how the actor’s face had changed.

    ‘Tom Cruise has either gained weight, or he has a face full of fillers. I’m going with the fillers,’ een persoon het geskryf.

    ‘Tom Cruise has either gained weight, or he has a face full of fillers. I’m going with the fillers,’ een persoon het geskryf.

    Another simply asked: ‘What has Tom Cruise done to his face?’

    On top of the world: Tom certainly was ahead of the pack as he bravely pulled off his own daring stunt

    On top of the world: Tom certainly was ahead of the pack as he bravely pulled off his own daring stunt

    Fantasties: Stunning images see the brightly-coloured plane soaring across the sky before coming down to land at the airfield.

    Ongelooflik: The plane flew the actor around before coming down to land at the airfield

    Pragtig: Images see the bright yellow plane offset against the blue sky

    Fantasties: Stunning images see the brightly-coloured plane soaring across the sky before coming down to land at the airfield.

    Indrukwekkend: Tom's dedication to filming comes as the previous film in the franchise hasn't even hit cinemas yet, with Mission Impossible 7 set for release on September 30, 2022

    Harde werk: Filming for the previous film had only recently wrapped

    Indrukwekkend: Tom’s dedication to filming comes as the previous film in the franchise hasn’t even hit cinemas yet, with Mission Impossible 7 set for release on September 30, 2022

    Mission POSSIBLE: The film star opted to forgo a professional stuntman and instead practiced for the dangerous scenes himself

    Daar is hy: Tom was seen perched upon the wing of the yellow craft

    What danger? Tom showed no fear as he performed the high-flying stunt

    Mission POSSIBLE: The film star opted to forgo a professional stuntman and instead practiced for the dangerous scenes himself

    Up for it: It was previously reported that the Minority Report star was learning to fly a World War II plane for the eighth installment of the action franchise

    Up for it: It was previously reported that the Minority Report star was learning to fly a World War II plane for the eighth installment of the action franchise

    'N Bron het gesê: 'It’s obviously a highly skilled task but as usual he has no plans to cut any corners or bring in a stuntman'

    'N Bron het gesê: ‘It’s obviously a highly skilled task but as usual he has no plans to cut any corners or bring in a stuntman

    Non-stop: 'Filming has only just wrapped on Mission: Onmoontlik 7 but Tom has not given himself a break'

    Non-stop: ‘Filming has only just wrapped on Mission: Onmoontlik 7 but Tom has not given himself a break

    Egter, some leaped to his defense, with a fan arguing: ‘Tom Cruise putting some weight on in his face because he’s prob not filming a movie requiring him to be in not-human shape and getting memed all over for it feels awfully yucky to me.

    Nog 'n Twitter-gebruiker het geskryf: ‘At first I felt a little bad that everyone was making fun of Tom Cruise’s face because it honestly looks like some sort of side effect to me.

    Hulle het bygevoeg: ‘But then I remembered he’s spent decades criticizing people for taking meds. Drag that pillow face.

    Hoogvliegtuig: The action man is renowned for doing his own stunts in his films, and it appears the eighth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise will be no be different

    Hoogvliegtuig: The action man is renowned for doing his own stunts in his films, and it appears the eighth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise will be no be different

    Taak voltooi: The film legend was determined to do all of his own stunts for the movie

    Taak voltooi: The film legend was determined to do all of his own stunts for the movie

    Aerial display: The two planes were seen soaring across the sky over Duxford, with Tom clinging onto the yellow aircraft

    A vision: The planes looked amazing as they took to the sky

    Two's company: The two planes flew side-by-side at one point

    Aerial display: The two planes were seen soaring across the sky over Duxford, with Tom clinging onto the yellow aircraft

    Always ready for action: Cruise holds a helicopter license and a fixed-wings pilot's license

    Off he goes: The Hollywood icon looked quite at home as he sat on the wing of the Boeing B75N1 Stearman

    Always ready for action: Cruise holds a helicopter license and a fixed-wings pilot’s license

    Adventurer: He's renowned for performing his own stunts in his Hollywood blockbusters

    Adventurer: He’s renowned for performing his own stunts in his Hollywood blockbusters

    It comes after Tom was recently said to have split from his co-star Hayley Atwell.

    An insider told The Sun about the split: 'Dit was 'n baie intense tyd om saam te verfilm.

    ‘They really got on well – but as the latest film winds down they’ve decided to go back to being friends.

    Group effort: A whole team of staff were gathered around the warplane before it took off

    Group effort: A whole team of staff were gathered around the warplane before it took off

    Hands on role: Tom was seen addressing the staff who watched him attentively

    Voorsorgmaatreëls: Tom wore a black face mask amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

    Hands on role: Tom was seen addressing the staff who watched him attentively

    Momentary: The star temporarily pulled down his masked as he spoke to his team

    Momentary: The star temporarily pulled down his masked as he spoke to his team

    Lyk goed: Despite being 80-years-old, the craft appeared in good condition

    Lyk goed: Despite being 80-years-old, the craft appeared in good condition

    'Hulle opnameskedules is baie volledig, en Tom het 'n aantal ander verpligtinge wat kom, en hy skiet altyd rond met 'n privaat helikopter en 'n straalvliegtuig, sodat dit net loop.

    'Maar hulle is steeds bly om saam te werk. Dis jammer, maar net een van daardie dinge. Hulle kom nog goed oor die weg.’

    MailOnline het destyds sowel Tom as Hayley se verteenwoordigers gekontak vir kommentaar.

    Courageous: Tom didn't let fear get in the way of filming a great scene

    Courageous: Tom didn’t let fear get in the way of filming a great scene

    Kom binnekort: Mission Impossible 8 is set for cinematic release on July 7, 2023

    Kom binnekort: Mission Impossible 8 is set for cinematic release on July 7, 2023

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