Tom Cruise is synonymous with actors who do their own stunts. Cruise didn’t take a risk when making the latest
, and that was COVID-19. As the release date of Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One approaches, director Christopher McQuarrie defends Tom Cruise’s 2020 CoVID rant. “That all happened during a complicated and uncertain time…Obviously we’re grateful that the people took it in the way it was intended. We fought to keep the film industry alive, to keep people employed, to fight for the studio and cinemas. And we still do. We’re still doing it. I’m glad people understood what the intention was behind it.”In Dec 2020, audio of Tom Cruise berating crew members for breaking COVID Guidelines, especially social distancing, leaked. In the clip, Cruise can be heard saying, in part:
“They’re making movies in Hollywood right now because of us!” They believe in what we do! I’m talking to every studio, insurance company, producer, and they are looking at us, and using us, at night. You motherf*ckers, we are creating thousands of new jobs. I never want to see that again! Ever! If I see you doing it again, then you’re f*cking out…And if anyone else in this crew does it…that’s it…that’s it! No apologies. Tell it to those who are losing their homes because of the shutdown of our industry. It won’t put food on the table or pay for college education. The future of this f*cking industry! The future of this f*cking industry!” Production had previously been halted in October due to a dozen people getting COVID.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One was originally supposed to be released in July 2021 but was delayed numerous times. The studio gave fans a little gift when they announced that it would be moved up two days, to July 12,
. Its sequel is currently slated for June 2024.What were your thoughts on Tom Cruise’s COVID rant when it leaked? Do you agree or disagree with Christopher McQuarrie? Give us your take in the comments section below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdfdiiyuxhE