We’re almost jumping on the couch in excitement.

He famously scaled the Burj Khalifa back in 2010 for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (even firing the film’s insurance company so he could perform the daredevil stunt himself).

And now Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise is back in the UAE for the next installment of the action adventure series.

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The American actor confirmed his presence in the capital earlier this month with a tweet thanking Abu Dhabi for being so accommodating.

 

“Our filming here continues to be a wonderful experience,” the 55-year-old added.

However it was only revealed this week that Cruise is definitely shooting scenes for the sixth installment in the Mission Impossible series, MissionImpossible – Fallout.

The news was confirmed by the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, who shared an image of the star stood in front of a UAE Air Force plane.

Director Christopher McQuarrie also revealed that the Abu Dhabi-shot scenes will include a spot of sky-diving, as he shared some behind-the-scenes photos with his 26,000 Instagram followers.

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Shooting wrapped on March 25, the filmmaker added, sharing his “deepest appreciation to our incredible splinter unit for your patience and fortitude”.

“Sincerest thanks to Her Excellency Maryam Al Mheiri, twofour54, The Abu Dhabi Film Commission and the UAE Armed Forces for making us feel so welcome,” the director wrote.

“Everything is impossible until it’s been done and together we did it.”

The film is scheduled to be released in July this year, and it’ll be the second MI film in which the UAE plays a starring role.

The actor climbed up and jumped off the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) for the fourth Mission Impossible film, as well as got stuck in a sandstorm in DIFC.

While Fallout is in post-production, director Christopher McQuarrie earlier revealed on Instagram that the splinter team still had “to shoot the stunt”.

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We’ll be keeping our eyes out for new Mission Impossible trailers…

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