Tom Cruise showed off just one of the many stunts he’s learned through the years as one of the highest paid action stars in Hollywood.
Ahead of “Top Gun: Maverick” making its way to Paramount+ streaming network, Cruise thanked fans for supporting the film in theaters, just as he intended with its long-anticipated debut earlier this year.
In true Cruise fashion, Tom went above and beyond with his message of gratitude, and slipped on a parachute and goggles for a solo freefall dive over the ocean.
“Maverick” became Paramount Pictures’ biggest hit having grossed a worldwide total of $1.488 billion. The Golden Globe-nominated film also marks Cruise’s personal best when it crossed the $800 million marker in June 2022.
“Hey everyone, Here we are over sunny South Africa,” Cruise said as he sat along the edge of the helicopter while wearing a parachute and gloves. “And we’re filming ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning’ parts one and two.”
He added, “I didn’t want the year to end without thanking you all for coming out to the theaters, and thank you for supporting “Top Gun: Maverick.”
As he caught his breath between words, Cruise introduced Christopher McQuarrie, the writer and director of “Dead Reckoning.”
“Listen we really gotta roll, we gotta get this shot,” McQuarrie told Cruise.