NASA confirms Tom Cruise will make a movie on the International Space Station

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Tom Cruise is known for going all in on his films, whether it’s some dramatic physical transformation, not cutting the action after he broke his ankle or doing all his own, insane stunts. And all of that provides a certain “Ah!” factor when watching his movies. The problem is, it gets harder and harder to top yourself. Like after Tom scaled the largest building in the world, where does he go from there? Well, the answer is: space. Space is where he goes next. Deadline broke the news Tuesday:

I’m hearing that Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s 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.

There has never been a leading man (Jackie Chan might dispute this) who puts himself at risk as often as does Cruise, in the name of the most realistic action sequences possible. If he is successful shooting a project in Musk’s space ship, he will be alone in the Hollywood record books. Stay tuned.

[From Deadline]

That was all the information we got. There is some film, whose plot has not been released, Tom Cruise is attached to it and it was being filmed in space. We don’t know if the whole film takes place in space or only a portion. We don’t know why Tom or anyone else is in space. We don’t know if it will be about exploring the next frontier or looking for Xenu. We can assume it will be an action film, but we don’t actually know that, yet. But none of that mattered because when Twitter got ahold of this information, they ran with it, as you can imagine:

Several tweets questioned if just the announcement was a publicity stunt and was any of this really happening or just something fun to talk about when we are all locked in our homes. Welp, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine answered that question yesterday when the confirmed the news:

So NASA has to greenlight a Tom Cruise film to get in with the young’uns? I’d like to think that was a joke but given the current administration reprioritizing the current space program for its Space Force dreams, I can see how this may be NASA’s best attempt to “get their name out there.: Ironically, the Cruising in Space news came the same day the Space Force trailer dropped, and Elon Musk’s son name was announced. It was a big day for space(y) news! Outside of that, I don’t have much to offer. It’s a cool gimmick and if it shines the spotlight on the real space program, great. If it gets kids excited about engineering and astronomy, great. But seriously, if they film a whole @ss movie in space, Jupiter is going to want a red carpet premiere, which will mean Saturn will want an even flashier one and then Mars will be all, “hey, we ARE the red carpet over here,” while Tom negotiates arriving on a comet.

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  1. Erinn says:

    Sweet. Maybe they can leave him up there.

  2. Mia4s says:

    Yuck. What a waste of money, especially these days. Pure ego trip for two narcissistic, insecure, and tiresome men.

    Speaking of the current crisis, I’m also fascinated how Cruise continues to get a pass for doing no notable charity work that’s not his cult’s.

    Oh and how’s your alleged biological daughter Tommy? I can send you the ridiculous Vanity Fair Baby photo shoot you did, you know, if you can’t recall her.

    • Jules says:

      Yes to all this. How could his ego get any bigger? Oh, let’s send him to outer space. And for how much longer are we going to quietly ignore that he is tied to one of the biggest cults running.

  3. Babadook says:

    This man can find the time to go to space but he can’t spend time with his own daughter? Okay.

  4. Thanks says:

    Am I the only one who wishes people would leave other planets alone? I fear what damage this could cause in the future.

    • Anna says:

      No @Thanks you’re not the only one. Musk is a terrible individual whose lack of conscience and racism along with a lot of money make him quite dangerous. Note that he always wears this “Colonize Mars” t-shirt which is a clear message about what he plans to do there. Look up the work of Dr. Mae Jemison, the first Black woman in space, and her 100 Year Starship project, if you want to see how interstellar *travel* (not colonization) can be achieved rather than the white patriarchal supremacist project that Musk and others are planning. They want to make the entire solar system just like United States with all of its horrors and inequities.

      • lisanne says:

        Musk is not planning “interstellar travel, “which is travel between star systems.

        As for Dr. Jemison’s work, there’s nothing inherently progressive about focusing on interstellar travel. I have always been a big supporter of the concept, but really think we need to focus on the problems of our own planet right now. If we can both become a more peaceful, cooperative civilization, and have the resources for interstellar travel, I’m all for it. As it is, we don’t have the resources, and more importantly, we don’t, and probably never will, have the science.

        Interplanetary travel for the purpose of colonization, mining, or other attempts to make bank — this is pie in the sky also. The reason we haven’t even returned to the Moon is the cost. The ROI is not going to materialize unless we make some amazing leaps in technology. Musk, well, it doesn’t really matter to him whether any of it succeeds as long as he is making money.

        As for NASA teaming up with Cruise–they need anything that increases their visibility. They are always looking for ways to build public support. For some reason, people get all up in arms about the cost of their projects, while the US military budget is obscene.

  5. Grey says:

    All I can picture is Tom Cruise, in a space suit, holding on to the outside of the International Space Station with suction cup grips.

  6. Gil says:

    There is never a good time to spend tons of money to take Tom Cruise to the space but I guess now is the worst time

    • Jellybean says:

      I am sure NASA will make a profit on this . It is also likely that the film will make a profit, his films are very steady earners, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he is funding it himself just for the opportunity to go into space – I would do if if I was stinking rich. People often argue that any space travel is a waste of money, but as a scientist I cannot agree with this. Everything is a learning opportunity and I have no doubt the trip up will double as a supply run and/or transport researchers and their equipment. It is probably years off, but Tom Cruise is a force of nature, so I can certainly see it happening.

      • Jenn says:

        Thank you for this interesting perspective!

      • BeanieBean says:

        NASA is a federal agency, they can’t make a ‘profit’. They get funding from the American people.

      • Jules says:

        yes I think this is all about money… cruise has been able to pretty much do what he wants because he’s got gobs of it.

      • Mia4s says:

        His Mission Impossible films are very steady earners, anything else? Not so much. So it’s strictly an ego trip, nothing that will offer education or inspiration. I mean, children and teenagers don’t give even the tiniest f**k about this tiny…well, you get the idea. You’re right though: he’s rich and certainly has no interest in helping people, so why not spend money like this.

        Honestly I find it hilarious. It’s like, Tom and Elon we get it, your d**ks are small. We get it!

  7. Lucy2 says:

    This is ridiculous.

  8. Cat says:

    All this time and effort to make a space movie but the man can’t be bothered travelling 30 mins to see his daughter when he’s in the same city as her.

  9. Granger says:

    Think of all the education initiatives that money could be spent on to get children interested in NASA/space/science. To spend it instead on sending Tom Cruise out there is ludicrous.

  10. Jenn says:

    Ugh, why does TOM get to leave the planet?!

  11. Kamala says:

    Lot of space movies coming out these days. Is it propaganda for Space Force or something?

    • Jules says:

      Hollywood does indeed have ties with the government, the media is owned by a small elite few, and we are indeed being fed information.

  12. Daug says:

    Lance Bass is calling his agent

    • Anna says:

      @Daug lol! I’ve been watching this show Single Parents–which is pretty good, btw–and they have this song “Lance Bass Space Camp” that repeats over and over which is now stuck in my mind, especially whenever I see his name :)

      • Jenn says:

        Single Parents is *adorable*, and all the Lance Bass Space Camp stuff is hilarious. That show is a warm bath of chicken soup.

  13. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m ready for a lunar colony. Maybe he can be dropped off to start banging rocks? With his vitamins of course. A lunar staycay via spaystay.

  14. Sean says:

    This is going to be an expensive project. Are they sure they want to make it with Tom Cruise? I was under the impression his movies these days are hit or miss box office-wise if they’re not part of the Mission Impossible franchise. I’d have thought the filmmakers would want the best chance at recouping the budget. Was Dwayne Johnson not available?

    • BeanieBean says:

      No! We don’t want to take a chance on losing the Rock! Tom we can spare. Although by the time this can actually get off the ground (pun intended) Tom just might be too old.

  15. Kathy Kack says:

    He is an absentee asshole father. And knows how his religion treats its Sea Org and regular members. I cannot get past that. Why would anyone watch his movies???

  16. Bellezza says:

    Good. Leave him there. With his ancestors. 😂
    I’ve only just realised how much he looks like one of our morning show presenters. I never watch. He’s a tool, too.

  17. Deanne says:

    How will he survive without Sea Org slaves available to serve his every demand? I guess that maybe a couple of them might be forced to go into space with him so that Tom the Tiny Egomaniac won’t have to wipe his own ass. It sickens me that he’s never taken to task about his membership in an abusive cult and his abandonment of his youngest child.

  18. minx says:

    My eyes are rolling back so far….

  19. Keroppi says:

    I just find it very ironic that they are sending a high profile Scientologist into space

  20. boobra says:

    beam me up Scotty…err Xenu…NASA

  21. JC says:

    HAHA of course Tom Cruise will do this. I love it. When you got movies with Tom Cruise in em, you can’t do no wrong.

  22. adastraperaspera says:

    Scientology must need to launder a spaceship-sized load of cash.

  23. Jaded says:

    Good. I hope that Scientology freak stays there.