In the first four Mission Impossible movies, Tom Cruise made it a priority to perform the majority of his own stunts. In MI1, he hung suspended from the ceiling, performing all types of acrobatics. In MI2, using only a harness, he climbed up the side of a cliff at Dead Horse Point, Utah. The catch: he neglected to use a safety net and he tore his labrum on one of the stunts. In MI3, he jumped off a skyscraper, and in MI4, he hung off of the world’s tallest building—the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
However, MI: Rogue Nation, which debuts July 31, is different. In this movie, Cruise will perform all of the stunts. As a result, when you’re watching the movie, you will know that when you see Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt, the man playing him will always be Cruise. This is particularly remarkable because, in this film, the stunts only got more difficult and at 53, Cruise isn't any younger than he was in the first four films.
Here, we bring you the top three stunts that Cruise performs in MI: Rogue Nation. It’s spoiler-free, so read on without fear if you plan to catch it tonight or this weekend.