Even Tom Cruise’s most mundane announcements are accompanied by a death-defying stunt.
Few Hollywood figures had a better 2022 than Tom Cruise.
Top Gun: Maverick was as big a hit as it could get, garnering rave reviews while dominating the box office for months and proving that Cruise’s brand of quality blockbuster films still has an audience. The film had the staying power that most blockbusters can only dream of. Paramount even brought the film back to theaters for two weeks earlier this month. The film begins streaming Thursday, December 22 on Paramount+.
Of course, Cruise wanted to thank his fans for the film’s success, but the daredevil actor doesn’t do anything the traditional way. Football fans were reminded of this during a commercial that aired during CBS’ NFL coverage on Sunday. In a video captured from the set of the upcoming Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning movies, Cruise thanked his fans for his remarkable year.
“Hi everyone,” Cruise said from the plane. “Here we are over stunning South Africa filming parts one and two of ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning.’ And I didn’t want the year to end without thanking you all for coming to theaters and thank you for supporting Top Gun: Maverick.”
He was promptly interrupted by Dead Reckoning director (and Top Gun: Maverick screenwriter) Christopher McQuarrie, who playfully told him to keep his remarks short so they could get the shot of Cruise getting out of a plane jumps. Cruise happily complied and jumped into the sky — but he wasn’t done talking.
“Where was I?” he asked in free fall. “Oh yes. Thank you for supporting Top Gun: Maverick and thank you for allowing us to chat. It truly is the honor of a lifetime.”
As he neared the ground, Cruise understandably had to cut short the announcement, but not before wishing his fans Happy Holidays.
“I’m running out of height so I have to get back to work. We gotta get that shot. You have a very safe and happy holiday, see you at the cinema.”
Watch the video below.
https://www.indiewire.com/2022/12/tom-cruise-commercial-top-gun-mission-impossible-nfl-1234793509/ Tom Cruise thanks fans for “Top Gun” success in commercial during NFL