It's hardly news that lil Tommy Mapother, who grew up to become quite literally The Biggest Movie Star In The Universe™ Tom Cruise, loves to go all-in with his life for the perfect shot in a film. He famously learned how to fly a chopper so that he could man the bird himself when the incredibly risky stunts were done in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT. So that filmgoers knew this wasn't a stand-in or stunt double or stunt pilot. No, this was Tom Fucking Cruise doing this crazy-ass shit in a helicopter that he just learned and in what had to be near-record time.
And this next clip just further hammers home how dedicated and bananalands Cruise is. I mean, I get sweaty palms from Russian teen YouTube videos so I couldn't imagine pulling this off without looking like KFC's nemesis Poop Girl (I won't link, you're welcome).
Now that he's pretty much conquered Earth, Cruise has reportedly set his next cinematic sights beyond the stratosphere. A writer at Deadline is "hearing that Tom Cruise and...Space X are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film – an action adventure – to be shot in outer space. It’s not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage but look for more news as I get it. But this is real, albeit in the early stages of liftoff."
Guess they never saw this...
Cruise is like a sex addict who has to keep upping his game in increasingly strange ways in order to get a nut off or a porn freak who needs weirder and weirder shit. Filming on planet Earth no longer satiates his thespian desires. So he has to leave the stratosphere.
But you know what? It's not all that surprising though. I mean, we've seen more content (for lack of a better word) from space since Twitter came along than we collectively did since the space program launched. Astronauts are always posting awesome pics and making videos and frequently communicating with folks down on the ground. One of the the coolest Twitter experieces I've ever had was asking an astronaut about UFOs while he was in space. He not only replied but provided a link as well.
If you combine the relative comfort of living in space compared to 50 years ago with Cruise's risk-it-all-for-the-shot, NASA's involvement, and the fact that movies have been filmed on iPhones for years now, and it doesn't sound so crazy after all. This assumes Cruise would pass astro school but given his CV, methinks that won't be an issue for him.
Now bring on that COCKTAIL sequel!