‘The Sky’s No Longer the Limit’: Tom Cruise Set to Shoot His Next Movie in Space After Conquering the Skies in Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise made films that were both romantic and action-packed. The range of his films does not seem to stop even after Top Gun: Maverick became his most successful film of all time, managing to earn a total of $713.4 million in the United States alone and earning a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Mission Impossible: Self Esteem Part 1, Tom Cruise
Mission Impossible: Self Esteem Part 1, Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and Universal Studios seem to be cooking up another idea as the 60-year-old actor wants his next movie to be far from Earth. The actor now looks set to shoot his next big blockbuster, not in any ordinary location, but in space. Talk about not touching the grass!

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Tom Cruise’s Great Space Adventure

The ambitious movie to be shot on the International Space Station would require every member of the crew to be transported off the planet itself via rocket, which would require a literally skyrocketing budget. Although the jerry maguire a player with a lot of power within the industry, this project had been put on hold due to the pandemic. Now, however, he seems to be on the right track after seeing Cruise Top Gun: Maverick earn over $1.4 billion worldwide.

Top Gun: maverick actor Tom Cruise
Top Gun: Maverick star Tom Cruise

Even though nothing from the film has been set up or even started production, the film’s raw plot remains a classic Tom Cruise movie, a man on earth goes ahead to save the day, except this time, in the space. Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE) is reportedly co-producing the film, launching the first space studio around 2024. The film is also co-written with Christopher McQuarrie who is responsible for the set Impossible mission series.

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt hanging from a plane (Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation).
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation

The upcoming film wouldn’t be the first film to be shot in space, however. A Russian film crew seems to have made its mark as the first feature film to be shot in space. In October 2021, the crew flew to the ISS to shoot parts of it; much like how Cruise’s movie would be filmed.

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Fans share their thoughts on Tom Cruise’s new adventure

The Mummy The actor may be known for performing his own stunts, however, the situations in his latest film might bring Cruise some limitations. The film is set to start filming next year and is still being written.

“He takes us spacehe takes the world to space. The plan is for him to take a rocket to the Space Station and to be the first civilian to do a spacewalk outside of the Space Station.”

Donna Langley, president of Universal Studios, seems just as ecstatic as everyone else working with the man who can soar above any limit. Fans are also excited to see Tom Cruise take on this role and step into a whole new environment.

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Source: TMZ

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