The 58-year-old looked dapper as ever as he waved at fans while arriving on the film's Venice set in a water taxi
Tom Cruise is back to work... And aging like fine wine while at it, we might add. The 58-year-old Hollywood icon was spotted arriving onto the set of Mission Impossible 7 on a water taxi in Italy, reports the Daily Mail. Shooting scenes for the big-budget blockbuster will take place in locations such as Italy and Norway. Cruise was seen waving at fans as he made his grand entrance along the canals in Venice. He was gearing up to work on new scenes for the film on Wednesday with director Christopher McQuarrie. For the day's shoot, he looked oh-so suave in a black suit jacket and trousers. He donned an open-collared white shirt and black lace-up shoes, all while wearing a mask of course. We appreciate that he followed safety measures shooting amid the COVID-19 pandemic where he also kept a safe distance from the crowd. The 58-year-old has been known for doing his own stunts, and it looks like this time it's no different. According to The Mirror, Cruise who returns as his character as Ethan Hunt leaped between the water taxis in the Venice canals, in Italy.
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Tom Cruise looks dapper as he waves at fans while arriving on Mission Impossible 7's set https://t.co/c2Tpz9f31m— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) October 21, 2020
The film has a few obstacles along the way as filming was stopped in Venice in February. It was delayed for five months after COVID-19 cases spread across Italy. The crew had been filming in Norway since. Tom even hired a £500,000 (around $654,127) ship for the film's crew to provide a floating village in Norway in a bid to avoid any coronavirus-related delays. "They are terrified of further delays. Tom is determined not to see any more hold-ups. The studio believes it will keep everyone safe and get this shoot wrapped up", a source told The Sun earlier this summer.
According to PEOPLE, the Top Gun actor was also spotted in Rome, Italy earlier this month. He was wearing a classic white buttoned-down shirt and a grey vest while taking the driver's seat in a yellow Fiat. Captain America: The First Avenger actress Hayley Atwell, 38, was seen seated next to him with her eyes covered during a scene. A series of images show Cruise "attached to a set of wires as he rode a speeding motorcycle off of a large ramp before throwing himself from the bike, backed by the safety wires attached to his back."
Back in the Zone! Tom Cruise Is All Smiles on the Rome Set of Mission: Impossible 7 https://t.co/A4nojcYw8c— People (@people) October 9, 2020
Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell race across Rome in a fast car on the set of Mission Impossible 7 https://t.co/dKlDpUntDX— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) October 11, 2020
In an interview with Variety, Jostein Brå Oksavik, the Norwegian COVID-19 supervisor on the film shared details on how they filmed safely during the crisis. He elaborated," With a production like Mission: Impossible 7, everything is bigger than Norwegian productions and needs more planning. It’s important to stay on top of things as there are enough challenges along the way. As the Norwegian COVID-19 supervisor, I was working on behalf of production service company Truenorth Norway, which took infection control very seriously. My job was to help provide the production with necessary competence, equipment and crew. The shoot lasted for six weeks, which equals the pre-production period before the shoot. The Norwegian COVID-19 crew consisted of more than 10 employees, supporting the British crew of several nurses and medics led by Rachel Westcott from World Extreme Medicine. I am happy to say we didn’t have any COVID-19 cases."
Tom Cruise Performs Death-Defying Stunt on Set of the Latest Mission: Impossible Film https://t.co/7fqw7pdlEw— People (@people) August 24, 2020
In August, Cruise was spotted performing an incredibly intense death-defying stunt on the set of the latest installment of the Mission: Impossible series. According to the Daily Mail at the time, the stunt was filmed on a 650-foot ramp on the film’s set in Oxfordshire, England, and was "estimated to have cost £2 million," or more than $2.6 million in U.S. dollars. The actor isn't letting age defy his ability to do the most insane of stunts! Also, fans of the actor will also be thrilled to know that Top Gun: Maverick is coming out, albeit a bit delayed. The actor tweeted in April: I know many of you have waited 34 years. Unfortunately, it will be a little longer. Top Gun: Maverick will fly this December. Stay safe, everyone. As for Mission: Impossible 7 it was originally scheduled to be released on July 23, 2021, but has been pushed back to a new release date of November 19, 2021, as of now.