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[–]sledgehammer44 102 points103 points  (17 children)

They are still filming, with release only half a year away? The silver lining is this means there must be a lot of practical effects, so the post production is shorter.

[–]anatomized 37 points38 points  (6 children)

yeah, i feel like this movie has been filming for like 14 months.

[–]SmithAaronSmith 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Remember they took a break for a while after Cruise's injury.

[–]stupidstupidreddit[S] 6 points7 points  (4 children)


[–]fartbartshart 46 points47 points  (0 children)

also Cruise's injuries

[–]longwaytotheend 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Still principal photography. They restarted, after Cruise's injury, in September and only stopped for Christmas.

[–]Sempere 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Makes me think that Cavill could have gotten away with shaving that stache for JL reshoots.

[–]longwaytotheend 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cavill said he did his reshoots in the few days between MI going from Paris to New Zealand in early June, so it was too late by the time Cruise injured himself in August.

[–]NeoNoireWerewolf 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The last one was also directed by McQuarrie and I believe it was pushed forward several months on the release calendar becuse he had the movie ready early and the studio had an open date. Seems like he is able to do a pretty quick turn around, which is impressive for these types of films.

[–]Dallywack3r 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They also moved it to avoid competing with Star Wars

[–]winterharvest 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is nothing. Look up the production of Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. I’m still amazed by that one.


Time from location scouts doing their thing to final cut was 10 months.

[–]BigGreekMike 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cruise got hurt, they’re still trying to make original deadline

[–]longwaytotheend 4 points5 points  (3 children)

A lot of practical effects and some of the VFX is likely being worked on concurrently with the shoot.

[–]vanilla082997 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Previs baby!! I recall all the vfx work was done at break neck pace because Spielberg New what he wanted on set, then they went to it.

[–]longwaytotheend 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Unlikely to be much previs on M:I. Historically their scripts are a little too... loose for that. De-rig and green-screen on the early shots are most likely.

But I think you were supposed to be replying to another comment anyway. :)

[–]vanilla082997 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oops, yeah I thought someone mentioned war of the worlds, that's what I was commenting to. What I get for multitasking. Cheers.

[–]LaxSagacity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A lot of stuff is done concurrently and often the post work is started before filming.
Also anything like this may have just been something they couldn't film earlier, possibly due to Cruises injury and so they're doing it when they can to slot it in.

[–]AB-G 250 points251 points  (23 children)

I remember when he was filming Ghost Protocol in Dubai, he was hanging off the Burj Khalifa with a helicopter flying around him, I was sat in my office watching it all, it was cool to watch.

[–]BlackPenGuy 63 points64 points  (9 children)

you work in an office with a clear view of the burj khalifa? I want your job

[–]AB-G 99 points100 points  (8 children)

Ahh the grass is never greener mate, this was a few years ago, now living in the Netherlands, which is pretty cool too!

[–]always1putt 6 points7 points  (3 children)

What do you do, if I may ask? Sounds like a pretty cool life.

[–]AB-G 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I was a PA then and a housewife now :D

[–]always1putt 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Personal assistant? Physician Assistant? Former seems more likely

[–]AB-G 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah sorry I was a Personal Assistant.

[–]unknown_mechanism 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Or sand yellower.

[–]TheTurnipKnight 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I don't like sand.

[–]monetized_account -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I don't like Prequel Memes. They're coarse and irritating and get posted everywhere.

[–]TheTurnipKnight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's treason then.

[–]SchweppesBoy 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Faa that would’ve been crazy

[–]TheDudeWithNoName_ 9 points10 points  (3 children)

My friend was living in Dubai for few months back then and said that they had closed the upper parts of the building for the entire day for the shoot. This was fall of 2010 and the building had just opened that year to public so the owners felt that featuring in a blockbuster movie of the world's biggest superstar would definitely increase it's popularity.

[–]DreamsOfNeonCities -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Highly doubt Tom Cruise is the worlds biggest superstar

[–]drizzy_06 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You really doubt that?

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Why didn't you take a picture with your phone?

[–]AB-G 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I did, but it was back in 2010, and I’ve been thru prob 3 laptops since then and its on one of them. I wasn’t allowed to post pics of it on social media as I worked for the company that owned the Burj Khalifa. So I can’t even go to fb to find a post.

[–]farg9 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What kind of job did you work? Sounds like you get to travel a lot which is cool

[–]Antrikshy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I was a [personal assistant] then and a housewife now :D

- from another comment

[–]farg9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks :)

[–][deleted] 58 points59 points  (1 child)

"Thames River"

Got that arseways mate.

[–]uberduger 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I say this as a British person who has never lived further than about 10 miles from the Thames or one of its tributaries, but...

I'd still say that the Thames River (or at least Thames river) is perfectly adequate. It's more American English, but if you are going old school, you should probably refer to it as River of Thames as was the preferred way to title a river ("River of [X]") up to some time in the 1800s, as far as I can tell.

If you're keeping it old-school, you should go the whole hog!

[–]innergameofdenthemen 42 points43 points  (10 children)

Does any other movie series have a higher batting average?

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (1 child)

The Airbud Cinematic Universe?

[–]IOwnSixStaplers 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Best buds budwatch

[–]big_gay_baby 98 points99 points  (3 children)

You can't catch me, gay thoughts!

[–]gypsydreams101 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I laughed.

[–]Andrew1990M 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Came here looking for this.

[–]The_Parsee_Man 29 points30 points  (4 children)

So Tom Cruise can walk on water. Maybe there's something to this Scientology stuff after all.

[–]Am-Fear-Liath-Mor 13 points14 points  (3 children)

There's a reason he never ages...

[–]Grokrok 16 points17 points  (0 children)

All praise Xenu

[–]RustyDetective 7 points8 points  (1 child)

He actually has only now started to age, ever since The Mummy.

[–]unknown_mechanism 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So, curse of mummy>blessing of Xenu?

[–]longwaytotheend 12 points13 points  (2 children)

That insurance policy payout for Cruise's injury must have been enormous if they've got enough budget to extend principal photography for 5+ months.

[–]lostpatrol 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I watched an interview with Alec Baldwin, who had a minor role in the last movie. They flew him to London and North Africa three times to reshoot the way he enters a room. Those guys don't mess around with the details.

[–]longwaytotheend 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Giving David Fincher a run for his money in the unnecessary takes department!

I'm actually not surprised they did that, M:I is Paramount's second biggest, on-going, franchise so they're not leaving anything to chance.
I rolled my eyes a bit at the DC fans whining about mustache-gate. Of course they wouldn't let him shave, Paramount aren't going to let anything interfere with their version of cape-shit.

[–]CLint_FLicker 11 points12 points  (1 child)

He's not even filming. That's just his regular day.

[–]helzinki 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Time to shut down London for my morning run.

[–]masat01 20 points21 points  (14 children)

I love that man and his dedication to the art of film.

[–]RustyDetective 42 points43 points  (13 children)

We NEED him as the last antagonist for John Wick 3.

[–]masat01 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Oh hell yes, after his performance in collateral I would gladly watch another Tom Cruise villain role

[–]RustyDetective 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Stunt master V Stunt master (Jackie Chan also in the same tier)

[–]SyrupBuccaneer 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Chan went fucking hard in The Foreigner. Full death-wish. I want to see him have a career resurgence.

[–]RustyDetective 5 points6 points  (0 children)

One of his best performances. Very emotional. He could jump in Expendables 4 haha

[–]JC-Ice 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Damn I never knew I wanted that until now.

[–]NeoNoireWerewolf 2 points3 points  (6 children)

He wouldn’t look intimidating at all next to Reeves considering Keanu has half a foot in height on him. That would also likely cause the fight scenes to be edited to nonsense.

[–]longwaytotheend 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Cavill is the same height as Reeves, so it'll be interesting to see if they'll actually have Cruise and him fight (or how they work around the height difference) seeing as he's rumored to be the baddy in M:I6.

[–]NeoNoireWerewolf -1 points0 points  (2 children)

It isn’t hard to get around, the problem would come from maintaining the wide angles and longer shots present in the first two John Wick films, which are a large contributor to those scenes standing out. A good point of reference is Hardy vs. Bale in The Dark Knight Rises; Bale is much taller than Hardy, so making Bane intimidating when they were fighting required a lot of camera trickery. It doesn’t help that Nolan’s weakest element as a director is shooting hand to hand sequences, either. If Cavill is the bad guy of MI6, then him being huge compared to Cruise would be great, but I don’t know if Cruise’s ego would allow it to be shown on screen, since he’s notoriously sensitive about his height.

[–]longwaytotheend 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don’t know if Cruise’s ego would allow it to be shown on screen, since he’s notoriously sensitive about his height.

Yeah, that's what I was alluding to. If it happens in MI6 then having him in a John Wick movie is a possibility as it would imply he's finally over it - I'll admit I was surprised they hired Cavill at all considering Cruise's reported sensitivity so maybe he already is.
The fight choreography is something I'm sure he can learn to do, or they can adapt something to his style.

[–]Singer211 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well they did make a joke about his height in the last film, so there's that.

[–]RustyDetective 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Size doesn't matter... As long as you have the right technique.

[–]NeoNoireWerewolf -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Cruise has little man syndrome, so I imagine he would care quite a bit. It has more to do with filming; the John Wick films have really excellent action scenes because of the filming techniques, not just the choreography. The camera is pulled back and Reeves is capable of doing extended fight scenes in camera, something very few Hollywood actors can do. That probably includes Cruise, who doesn't have any long take fight scenes I can think of off the top of my head, despite his reputation for over the top stunts. I'd be worried that adding Cruise to the mix would potentially undercut any action he was involved in, especially of the hand to hand variety.

[–]ChemEcalgineer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that would be too fucking awesome

[–]nerdlygames 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So excited for this film!

[–]Hubris2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What percentage of his films involve at least one scene (not a short cut) of him sprinting? It's like it's in his rider - I want $20 million, my own trailer with AC, and at least one sprinting scene.

[–]reddv06 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really hope Henry Cavill is secretly the villain.

[–]CRISPR 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"The star is known for performing his own stunts". Always great marketing point.

[–]jramos037 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What now...

[–]APurrSun[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As is the tradition after all.

[–]heykarlll 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fastest movie star of all time

[–]kjn3u39839h 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Someone will need to update this video after release.


[–]DaltonsRoadHouse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was waiting for this. For sure needs to be at the top lol

[–]Good4Josh2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was lucky enough to witness this. I was on a tour of the Southbank this morning and saw a helicopter flying next to the bridge to film an action sequence. 10 minutes later and I’m on my phone seeing Tom Cruise in the news for filming Mission Impossible 6. Truly a wild coincidence. He must’ve done the take at least 3 times, as well as some actors playing construction workers for the movie.

[–]WAHNSiNNiCK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The sad part of this news is. Tom Cruise is 55. :(

[–]brickiex2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

was this "sprinting" scene before or after his "obligatory motorcycle" riding scene

[–]CthulhuStankBreath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"River Thames"