The actor posted on the photo-sharing site a black-and-white picture of a clapperboard with the film’s title. “Get ready. #MissionImpossible,” he captioned it.
Still using his Instagram account to promote the upcoming movie, Cruise shared a first-look photo from the action film. Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is featured in one of death-defying scenes as he’s holding on the side of a flying helicopter. “We’ve upped the ante for the sixth #MissionImpossible. I can’t wait for you guys to see more,” teased the actor.
The sixth “Mission: Impossible” film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie who also wrote the script. Back in August 2017, Cruise broke his ankle on the set after trying to perform his own stunt that involved jumping from one building to another. Filming was put on hold for seven weeks following his injury.
Cruise was back on the set to film more action scenes for the film in October last year, but it was postponed again because Cruise’s ankle had not healed properly. A source told The Sun, “Tom came back early but it has proven to be a mistake. The original plan had been for production to resume in December, and they wish they had done that now.” The source continued, “Tom isn’t back to his best yet and they don’t want to rush filming until then, so nothing else will be done until next year. It’s a big setback-lots of production work has been canceled.”
The production eventually resumed earlier this month. Despite the several-month delay in the filming, Paramout Pictures still sets July 27, 2018 as a U.S. release date for the movie.
Plot details are still scarce, but Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan and Simon Pegg are set to reprise their roles from previous films. Meanwhile, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, Frederick Schmidt, Sian Brooke and Vanessa Kirby join the cast as new characters.