Tom Cruise Set To Become First Actor To Film A Movie In Space

The “Top Gun: Maverick” star is planning to film on the International Space Station for an upcoming movie.

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Tom Cruise’s next stunt is truly out-of this-world.

The 60-year-old Top Gun: Maverick superstar has reportedly teamed with The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman for a movie that involves filming in outer space–a Hollywood first that was first scuttled in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic grounded plans for the ambitious film project.

Cruise and Liman are said to have reached out to Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) on an idea which will see the actor rocketing to the International Space Station, reports the New York Post.

“I think Tom Cruise is taking us to space, he’s taking the world to space,” UFEG Chairman Donna Langley said, per BBC News.“That’s the plan. We have a great project in development with Tom … Taking a rocket up to the Space Station and shooting.”

Langley revealed most of the movie would be shot on earth, culminating in “the character [going] up to space to save the day”, adding she is hopeful Cruise will become “the first civilian to do a space walk outside of the space station.”

If the movie gets made, Cruise would be the first actor to film in outer space on the International Space Station. While filming in outer space would certainly be historic, it wouldn’t be the first time Cruise pulled off a jaw-dropping stunt for a movie.

In September, a hype video was leaked for the upcoming Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning, that showed Cruise dangling from an airborne red biplane.

The video was originally played before the trailer debut of Mission: Impossible–Dead Reckoning at CinemaCon in April, which also hosted the first screening of Top Gun: Maverick.

Cruise’s signature stunts in action blockbusters have certainly proved to be a winning formula. Top Gun: Maverick was the top-grossing movie of 2022, making more than $1.42 billion worldwide. It recently became only the sixth movie in history to gross more than $700 million domestically.