Tom Cruise’s Age In Mission Impossible 7 Is A Shocking Reminder Of The Franchise’s Longevity

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Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One proves to be a shocking reminder of the franchise’s longevity thanks to a Tom Cruise age comparison.

Dead Reckoning from Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise’s great action movie star skills are once again on display in Part One, but the film also serves as a startling reminder of the franchise’s durability due to Cruise’s advanced age. 27 years had passed since the premiere of the first Mission: Impossible film, which revived the TV show as an action/thriller film series. In an effort to get more people to theaters and treat them to something they’ve never seen, Tom Cruise has been performing daringlier exploits for almost to three decades. With age, it has only grown more magnificent.

Thanks to the incredible real-world stunts he accomplishes in each new Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise’s age in the series has gained prominence. That is also true of Mission: Impossible 7, as he was 61 years old when the film was finally released. Due to the lengthy production process and delays brought on by the epidemic, Tom Cruise is actually 59 and 60 years old in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. This not only elevates several of the movie’s stunts and his physical performance, but when compared to the original film, it becomes absolutely shocking.

Tom Cruise Is Older In Dead Reckoning Than Jon Voight In Mission: Impossible 1

It is somewhat miraculous to realize that Tom Cruise is older in Mission: Impossible 7 than Jon Voight was in 1996’s Mission: Impossible. While Cruise was a spry 32-year-old in the original movie playing a 34-year-old Ethan Hunt, Jon Voight was introduced as Jim Phelps, the elder statesman of the Impossible Mission Force and a mentor to Ethan. Voight easily fills in this role and makes Phelps’ experience in the field believable, and this is thanks to the actor being 57 years old during the making of the movie. That really puts Tom Cruise’s commitment to Mission: Impossible and the franchise’s success into perspective.

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Tom Cruise has officially surpassed the age of the franchise’s original “old” agent, but Mission: Impossible 7’s ending shows no signs of him slowing down. This can partially be attributed to the fact that Tom Cruise looks much younger than a man in his 60s, whereas Jon Voight’s slicked-back grayish-brown hair naturally makes him feel older. But, Ethan Hunt also continues to be incredibly active in missions as Tom Cruise runs, jumps, fights, and more in each new movie. It is clear that even after 27 years of playing Ethan Hunt that Tom Cruise’s character remains a premier IMF agent who can save the world, even as he gets older.

How Much Longer Tom Cruise Wants To Play Ethan Hunt

Tom Cruise also has no intention of ceasing to play Ethan Hunt and to star in Mission: Impossible motion pictures. If there are no further delays, he will be 62 years old when Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two premieres. The action actor also said in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald that he wants to emulate Harrison Ford’s tenure as Indiana Jones and intends to continue producing Mission: Impossible films well into his eighties. As a result, there will be plenty of potential for other films that will make Tom Cruise appear younger in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

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