I don't think we give enough credit to the Mission: Impossible franchise. The series has a few bumps in the road at the beginning but quickly became something quite special. In fact, every M:I since J.J. Abrams's masterpiece Mission: Impossible III has been better than most action films.
Plus, Tom Cruise sprints like Usain Bolt in every single one. That guy never lets up.
Well, that was until he got injured on the set of Mission: Impossible 6. The actor was doing one of his own increasingly-dangerous stunts when he hit a wall and broke his ankle. Obviously the film had to go on hiatus - you can't make one of these things without Ethan Hunt (trust us, they tried. Take a hike, Jeremy Renner).
Well, Cruise is healed and back at work, as proven by these set pictures from the Daily Mail
Friends, this is cause for celebration. As weird of a duck as he may be, Tom Cruise is consistently giving 110% in all his roles. That has led to some jaw-dropping stunts in the M:I films but let's not kid ourselves, Cruise is no spring chicken. There's a good chance that he pushes himself too hard for our pleasure and, boom, Cruise has to film the rest of the series in a wheelchair. In a world of growing CGI intrusion and action stars that are doing it all for the paycheck, we need actors like Tom Cruise. And we need more series like Mission: Impossible.
Mission: Impossible 6, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is scheduled to be released July 27, 2018. I wonder if Cruise will be gung-ho and tough for half of the film and then timid and limping for the second half. If so, cut him some slack. He has sacrificed his body for entertainment.