Tom Cruise is Back in Action on Mission: Impossible 6 Set After Injury

In early August, superstar Tom Cruise sustained an on-set ankle injury while filming a stunt on Mission: Impossible 6, which was expected to cause production delays ranging from six weeks to three months to allow the star to recover. Now, Daily Mail has photos and footage that shows the 55-year-old Tom Cruise is back in action on the Essex, England set of the sequel, doing stunts in a truck and in a helicopter cockpit. Check out the photos at the link below, and the video by clicking here!

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Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt in the highly-anticipated sequel, which also features the returning cast of Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn), Ving Rhames (Luther Stickell), Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa Faust) Sean Harris (Solomon Lane), Michelle Monaghan (Julia Meade) and Alec Baldwin (Alan Hunley), as well as franchise newcomers Henry Cavill (upcoming Justice League), Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Angela Bassett (upcoming Black Panther).

The Mission: Impossible franchise launched in 1966 with the original CBS television series, which ran for seven seasons and 171 episodes. Mission: Impossible returned in 1988 with a rebooted series on ABC. It failed to find an audience, however, and was cancelled after two seasons. It was nearly a decade later that the Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible feature film would turn the small screen spy series into a hugely-successful cinematic franchise.

Christopher McQuarrie, who previously helmed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is once again writing and directing the sequel, which is currently set for a July 27, 2018 release.