Tom Cruise spotted dangling from airplane wing while filming 'Mission: Impossible 8'

Cruise, 59, climbed out of the cockpit of a 1941 Boeing B75N1 Stearman biplane at 2,000 feet and sat on the wing. He then dangled himself upside down from the wing. As Cruise hung upside down, the plane flipped upside down so that the actor was sitting upright on the wing.

Tom Cruise is seen rehearsing one of his most dangerous stunts ever as he hangs upside down on the wing of a war plane as it does a loop the loop 2000 feet in the air.

Tom Cruise is seen rehearsing one of his most dangerous stunts ever as he hangs upside down on the wing of a war plane as it does a loop the loop 2000 feet in the air. (Geoff Robinson / Terry-Harris.com – Splash News)

Cruise was attached to the plane with a harness during the stunt.

The “Top Gun” actor has been taking flying lessons to prepare for the filming of “Mission: Impossible 8.”

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Cruise began filming for “Mission: Impossible 8” immediately after wrapping up filming for “Mission: Impossible 7.” Both films were announced at the same time, with one being released in 2022 and one in 2023.

The coronavirus did stall filming of “Mission: Impossible 7,” which pushed the expected release date of “Mission: Impossible 8” to July of 2023.