Footage of Tom Cruise breaking his foot while filming a scene for Mission: Impossible – Fallout made the final cut of the film, it has been confirmed.
The actor sustained the injury in August 2017 while filming a jump scene in London for the movie, which is released in the UK this week.
Cruise has earned a reputation over the years for doing his own stunts in the Mission: Impossible films, which a new featurette – released to mark the arrival of Mission: Impossible – Fallout – explores in more detail.
The scene in question sees Cruise doing a rooftop jump from one building to another at high speed. However, as he attempted to land on his target, Cruise managed to break the impact of his jump by slamming into the side of the building with his left foot – which caused it to break on impact.
Cruise says in the clip that he knew “instantly” about the severity of the injury, with director Christopher McQuarrie adding that the actor “knew he had to finish the scene as we weren’t coming back – so he had to get the shot.”
The remarkable scene was included in the final cut of the film, which ends with Cruise hobbling off-camera with his broken foot after landing on top of the building.
Watch Cruise and McQuarrie talk through the incident from 1:45 in the below video.
Last month, Cruise confirmed that filming on the Top Gun sequel is now underway.