Watch how Tom Cruise pulled off zero-g plane stunt for “The Mummy”

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When the first trailer for Universal’s The Mummy reboot came out, one of the most impressive moments was the scene where Cruise, Wallis, and a bunch of soldiers were being tossed around a crashing plane like a bunch of ragdolls.

“Tom said, ‘Yeah we’re gonna do it for real, we’re gonna get on a real plane and we’re gonna crash,’ and I thought, ‘This is just never gonna happen,’” director Alex Kurtzman said.

Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admire Cruise for pushing the envelope when it comes to these stunts.



  • Sigivald

    The most important question is unanswered – and not given away in the trailer I saw: is the reboot still a comedy?

    (I saw the original well after it was out of theaters, and my reaction was “if I’d known this was funny I’d have wanted to see it in the theater”.)

    • Pretty sure I’m going to see this at the cinema.

  • James Hughes

    I don’t remember all this drama when Kate Upton flew in the Zero G plane.

    • Mo

      Or the cast of Apollo 13, for that matter.

  • +1 Love him.

  • DanielSw

    Love every single one of his films!

    • James Hughes

      Agreed. As crazy as he’s been at times, I’ve enjoyed every movie he’s been in that I’ve seen

  • Mo

    It can’t be healthy for me to enjoy seeing Cruise slammed around this much.

  • Daniel Bergquist

    Apollo 13 filmed many of their command module shots the same way: http://www.avclub.com/article/apollo-13s-20th-anniversary-look-how-they-made-fil-221536

  • StruckPaper

    Cool stuff. And I like Cruise. But this is hardly pushing the envelope. Many movies have used Zero-G flights.