Mission: Impossible is known for raising its stunt game with each new chapter of the Tom Cruise-led action series. There have been been stunts a hundred storeys up, actual HALO jumps, and even Cruise hanging off the side of a plane in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. That’s without even mentioning Henry Cavill reloading his arms in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
For its next trick, Mission: Impossible 7 wants to blow up a literal, very real bridge. No sets here: presumably just a whole lot of explosives and a large bang.
However, as The First News (via CBR) reports, some in Poland – where the bridge is located – aren’t exactly over the moon with the proposition despite it being decommissioned in 2016, with plans in place to declare it a monument.
Deputy Culture Minister Paweł Lewandowski, though, doesn’t seem too upset to see it go: “It stands in ruins and has no value… And only a small part of it will be destroyed during filming.”
Whether that happens or not, one thing is for certain: Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 will be released in consecutive years and form an Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame-style two-parter.
After that gruelling shoot, what’s next for Tom Cruise after Mission: Impossible? Space, of course – in a $200m film directed by Doug Liman. Now that sounds like a bridge too far.
Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release on November 19, 2021 with Mission: Impossible 8 to follow a year later on November 4, 2022.