Tom Cruise is hellbent on completing Mission Impossible 7, even if it literally kills people

Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson are seen filming the last scenes of MI7 in Venice!

For months last year, Tom Cruise was filming Mission Impossible 7 around Europe, in the middle of a pandemic. The MI films are his babies (unlike his actual children, whom he mostly ignores) and he cared deeply about getting all of the pandemic protocols correct, like mask-wearing and social distancing. The MI shoot was pretty chaotic in Italy, and then in December, the production moved to England, where they shot interiors and tried to maintain pandemic protocols. Tried and failed – in December, someone leaked an audio of Cruise ranting at crew members for failing to social distance and that audio made news all over the place. Soon after, it seemed like some crew members quit, and now the production has moved to the Middle East, and cast and crew members are justifiably worried about the virus AND travel restrictions:

“Mission: Impossible” is coming close to living up to its name. Sources working on the seventh and latest installment of the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise are complaining that star Tom Cruise is continuing to be a “nightmare,” the UK’s Sun reported on Saturday.

“A lot of us would love to cut our losses and leave things for a while, then pick up when we can,” one insider told the outlet. “But Tom is completely obsessed with finishing and nothing will stop him. He’s the most determined person. It’s impressive, but a nightmare.”

Cruise is not the only issue, the outlet reported after production moved out of the UK and on to the United Arab Emirates. Crew are worried when they’ll ever get to go home, given that direct flights between the Middle East and the UK are now being banned. Even after a return flight home, under current “red list” restrictions all travelers from the UAE to the UK will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.

“Now many of the production team, especially the more junior staff who aren’t on big salaries, are up in arms and just want to go home,” the Sun reported. The insider told the outlet, “this is starting to feel like a real nightmare of a production — and of course, a lot of that is totally unavoidable. But the hope was that after the pre-Christmas rows and delays, filming out in the UAE would give the crew more freedom to make headway without holdups. It feels like everything is against us at the moment and morale is really down,” the insider added.

[From Page Six]

On one side, I understand that Cruise and the studio want to get this done and wrapped, especially after pouring all of this money into all of the locations and coronavirus testing and all of that. But holy sh-t, this IS a nightmare. It’s one thing to want to get people back to work in a film industry which is deeply struggling. It’s quite another to run around Europe and the Middle East with a huge, unwieldy action-film production and force hundreds of crew members and cast members to put their lives at risk with the pandemic AND force them to be somewhat exiled in countries without the ability to go home any time soon. Most other Hollywood productions have been trying to limit far-flung location shoots and these huge crews during the pandemic. And there’s Cruise, forcing the production through Rome, Venice, London and the UAE all in a matter of three months? YIKES.

Rome Tom Cruise on the set of 'Mission Impossible 7' in Rome!

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  1. Susan says:

    I promise I will not see this or any future Tom Cruise movie.

  2. H says:

    I care about the crew members, but Cruise can DIAF. I’ve been boycotting him for years.

  3. Jaded says:

    Cruise doesn’t exist unless he’s filming some meaningless movie pitting him as a superhero saving the world from bad guys. It’s a totally fake persona – the real Cruise swans around the Co$ castles with his bestie David Miscavige acting like he’s god and brutalizing the peons.

  4. Willow says:

    Ever since all the information came out about that cult, I don’t watch anything that any member is in, especially Tom Cruise. Every article about him just confirms my decision.

  5. Cat says:

    May this be the year he finally gets cancelled? Every since his divorce his whole ammo has been that yeah his private life is messy but his professional life is stellar and he’s great to work with and good to the cast and crew, that seems to be slipping away.

  6. Megan2 says:

    The fact that they are still filming, and doing so while travelling throughout MANY countries during a pandemic, goes to show that Cruise doesn’t actually give any kind of a f*ck about following protocols. Protocols = DON’T EFFING TRAVEL TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES WITH LARGE PRODUCTION CREWS AND WHO THE HECK KNOWS HOW MANY SCIENTOLOGY-PROVIDED SLAVE LABOURORS TO KEEP THIS HAS-BEEN COMFORTABLE.

    Honestly, Cruise Does. Not. Care. This is an ego trip for him. A movie nobody needs starring a cult leader (or cult leader adjacent, if you prefer) who has so little concern for anyone’s welfare that he supports and props up an organization responsible for modern slavery, denying psychiatric care to its followers, separating families, and more.

    I will never not be disappointed when articles paint Cruise as a misguided but caring individual, just trying to get it right. HE IS NOT. And screaming at some random film people for not wearing masks to garner positive press shouldn’t work when you’re also forcing these people to travel to multiple countries in various stages of lockdown… FOR A MOVIE. Seriously, they’re not changing the world or searching for a cure or doing community outreach or anything of value… it’s a movie… a 7TH MOVIE OF THE EXACT SAME THING THAT THE LAST 6 MOVIES WERE.

    My god, can we stop propping up this dangerous cultist. Please.

    • Pulplove says:

      Amen to that!

    • Golly Gee says:

      Co-cult leader actually. He and Miscavige both think they’re the true leader and the other is number two.

      The film crew are literally prisoners there, especially being in a non-democratic country. I’m not sure they would even be able to fly to another country besides the UK if they wanted to.

    • damejudi says:

      Perfectly said @Megan2. I can only add, where is Shelly?

    • HeyJude says:

      He does not care at all about life because per his religion we are all immortal beings who only inhibit these “meat bodies” for a brief period then move on to another. Which is why Scientology has no regard for life and it’s practices have been involved in countless needless deaths.

      Tom thinks we’re just sacks of meat, he does not give a shit if some of the meat goes bad and dies. More lives where that came from for in his thinking. He should not be making decision about other people’s well being. Just ask him who Lisa McPherson was for proof of that.

  7. Chaine says:

    All to assuage one man’s massively overblown ego. I’ve avoided his movies for years cuz I don’t want to support Scientology. My husband dragged me to Edge of Tomorrow and that’s the last one I saw.

  8. deering24 says:

    Sounds like major-league toxic end-of-my-franchise (and action movie career) panic. Anyone with sense would have postponed such a huge shoot till after the pandemic. But time is not with Cruise–even he can’t defy age and gravity forever. And without M:I, Cruise arguably has no career–his ego sounds too big to opt for indies/Oscar-bait these days–and he’s …problematic to work with.

  9. Katebush says:

    In That header photo you can see he’s finally starting to show his age..

  10. I wonder if those weird fish rumors are true..

  11. AMA1977 says:

    He’s gross and I cancelled him when he told Brooke Shields she was wrong about her own post-partum depression, and he’s stayed cancelled because of his disgusting complicity with a cult and his abusive interactions with his former wives and his children. Nobody needs a 7th MI movie, it’s all to assuage Tommy’s ego and allow him to continue to feel relevant and sought-after. He’s got little man’s, he’s a cultist, he’s a terrible partner and father, and now he’s a terrible boss and coworker too. I will continue to spend my entertainment dollars elsewhere.

  12. Rosa D says:

    I work in the tv industry & apart from a few weeks last year, loads of shows are filming. It’s hectic, most people are working 12-14 hour days as standard. And it’s super pressured especially with the COVID protocols so Cruise isn’t the only one busting a gut to get content made. I hate his affiliation with Scientology – but slamming him for filming is crazy.

    When lockdown happened people turned to streaming services, film & Tv (and other arts based pastimes) to keep their spirits up and fill their days. Those programmes only appear because of the 100% commitment of people working in the industry. If we all shut up shop, the impact would be devastating.

  13. mary says:

    welcome real-world tom no sugar coating no special treatment nothing it long way from sexy cosy world of Hollywood where everything Is given to you all actors who think world owns them a favour going around smug grin on yee faces very high opinion of ye selves while glid through life problem-free up till now. FACT= the real world is not Hollywood.

    Hollywood actors live on a planet in comparison to real people in the real world who worked every day with zero luxuries , no endless dating and no endless parting .no ass-kissing by the public you do job go home no ego boasting by anyone