Even in “Mission Impossible,” Tom Cruise is the best weapon.

The film star surprised fans by promoting the latest film in the spy thriller franchise with a social media post in which he stands on a plane maneuvering mid-air and calmly asks moviegoers to see the film.

“I’m sorry for all the added noise,” Cruise said as he crouched against the fuselage thousands of feet in the clip released online over the weekend.

“As you can see, we are shooting the latest installment of ‘Mission Impossible.’ “

The 59-year-old man’s leather jacket can be seen fluttering in the wind, and the camera — as if on another nearby plane — is zoomed out to show South Africa’s Blyde River Canyon below.

As another yellow biplane approached, director Christopher McQuarrie’s voice rang out, telling Cruise they had to get back to shooting.

“We lost light and low fuel,” McQuarrie said.

In the post, Tom Cruise stands on a biplane maneuvering mid-air and calmly asks moviegoers to see the film.

In the post, Tom Cruise stands on a biplane maneuvering mid-air and calmly asks moviegoers to see the film.


Director Christopher McQuarrie's voice appears in the promo, telling Cruise that they should return to filming.

Director Christopher McQuarrie’s voice appears in the promo, telling Tom Cruise that they should return to filming.


Tom Cruise surprised fans by promoting the latest film in the spy thriller franchise with a social media post.

Tom Cruise surprised fans by promoting the latest film in the spy thriller franchise with a social media post.


“See you at the movies,” Cruise said to the camera with a salute and a smile, as the planes rolled off the screen together, the star still standing behind the wings.

Stars have a long and storied history do their own thing — especially in the “Mission Impossible” franchise, where death-defying acrobatics at heights has become the calling card of the actor.

At a masterclass at the Cannes Festival earlier this year, Cruise returned for those who questioned his willingness to risk his life on stuntwork.

“No one asked Gene Kelly, ‘Why are you dancing?’” he said, according to a Variety report.

“I always thought there was something I could do and I wanted to encourage the art form,” he continued. “I thought, ‘How can I immerse the audience into a film with this kind of action? And how can I cheer them up? What can I?’ ”

By Blanca

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