Top Gun: Maverick’s Tom Cruise could get help from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to perform spacewalk in next movie
- Head of Universal Pictures told the BBC the studio is developing a project with Tom Cruise that could involve a spacewalk outside the ISS
- Project was first announced in 2020 as an action-adventure film with Nasa and Elon Musk’s company SpaceX involved with the effort
Tom Cruise is known for doing his own wild stunts in films like the Mission: Impossible series, so it’s not surprising that he might walk in space for an upcoming movie.
“We have a great project in development with Tom, that does contemplate him doing just that. Taking a rocket up to the [International Space Station] and shooting and hopefully being the first civilian to do a spacewalk outside of the space station.”
Few details have been revealed since, though multiple outlets, including Deadline and Variety, have reported the estimated production cost to be around US$200 million – a hefty price tag for a non-franchise movie today.
When reached for comment by Insider on SpaceX’s involvement and the production budget, Universal said there weren’t any new details to share. SpaceX did not return a request for comment on whether it was still involved in the film.
Cruise is no stranger to death-defying stunts. He jumped out of a plane at 30,000 feet 106 times to get the perfect shot for a sequence in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout. And for the next instalment in the franchise, due for theatrical release next year, he rode a motorcycle off a cliff.