Mission: Impossible 6 production reportedly halted after Tom Cruise injury

Tom Cruise at the Baftas

Tom Cruise at the Baftas

Production bosses of Mission Impossible 6 have been forced to postpone filming when Tom Cruise experienced "serious damage" after a failed action stunt.

While the extent of his injury is unknown, his rep and manager did not provide any comment to press. However it seems despite his injuries, the star hasn't been put off performing his own stunts.

At least, that's according to The Sun (via Screen Rant), after the United Kingdom tabloid relayed a report claiming that Tom Cruise will need "months to recover" for what is a "serious" injury. According to the Sun, a medical examination showed that the famous Hollywood actor broken two bones in his ankle.

While he had tried to run and jump from a platform onto another structure while wearing a safety wire, TMZ reports with exclusive footage available at their network that he appeared to "leap too soon", hitting the building.

Cruise has established himself as the undisputed star of the movie series, and past films have only featured a handful of scenes that don't include the megastar.

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The stunt itself took place at Blackfriars in central London, with Cruise reportedly expected to return home to the U.S. for treatment.

Cruise reprises his role as renowned spy Ethan Hunt in "Mission Impossible 6" which will also see the return of Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg).

For MI6, which now doesn't have an official title, the film's producer David Ellison said previous year: "What Tom is doing in this movie I believe will top anything that's come before".

The film's release could now be pushed back from summer 2018 to Christmas that year because of the incident.