These Amazing Facts About The Mission Impossible Franchise Will Surely Make You Want To Watch All Of Them Again
Mission: Impossible has become a part and parcel of Hollywood as we know it. One of the biggest stars in the world – Tom Cruise, performs death defying stunts and that theme manages to capture the imagination of us all. MI is truly a summer spectacle to behold.
The Mission Impossible franchise has been successful for many years. How long? So long, it has the honor of being the last movie to ever be released on Betamax, the home video format that tried (and failed) to compete with VHS tapes.
#1 The director designed many of the film’s action sequences for Mission: Impossible II before the story connecting them was complete, forcing screenwriters to construct narratives around them. So it was a movie centered around the action sequences and the story didn’t have much to do with this.
#2 The first Mission: Impossible film doesn’t feature even a single shootout or gunfight.
#3 Tom Cruise actually climbed the tallest building in the world.
#4 Tom Cruise preformed the sequence in which Ethan Hunt climbs on the outside of a flying airplane without the use of special effects or a stunt double. At times he was suspended on the aircraft 5,000 feet in the air.
#5 Mission: Impossible is the reason Hugh Jackman was/will always be Wolverine.
Dougray Scott was originally slated to play Wolverine in X-Men, but had to pull out when shooting on Mission: Impossible went into overtime. His absence led to Jackman’s introduction to an American audience, as Wolverine.
#6 Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’s climax is an homage to the legendary TV show by the same name.
This is a nod to the original 1966 Mission: Impossible television series, in which the Syndicate was the Mafia-like crime empire used as an enemy for most of IMF’s domestic-based missions.
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