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"M:I 7" Facing Pushback for Planned Bridge Stunt

The Mission: Impossible franchise has become known for the increasingly dangerous performed by lead Tom Cruise. Whether it's watching Cruise genuinely let a knife stop close to his eye, swinging from one skyscraper to another, climbing the highest skyscraper in the world, holding his breath under water for five minutes and hanging out of a carrier plane as it takes off, or doing a halo drop, it's a wonder Cruise is even alive. But that's tomorrow's problem. Today's? A bridge.

This bridge to be exact.

The bridge in question is a real century old bridge in Poland called the Pilchowicki Bridge which is already decommissioned and deteriorating. Filming is expected to run through much of the next year (As the seventh installment is being shot back-to-back with a planned eighth installment), with shooting kicking off in the UK next as production restarts. However, in April of next year, the shoot will move to Poland where a set piece is being filmed that will see the bridge being at least partly destroyed. Polish residents' response to a bridge they hadn't paid any attention to until now?

The planned destruction of the bridge is being met with pushback from local residents, going far as to spark local protests, some even hoping the bridge could be protected and preserved as a historical monument. Others are even hoping for more, some hoping for both government revitalization funds and potential backing from the film production being used to rebuild and restore the bridge to its former glory. Think I'm kidding?

For now, we'll have to wait and see as both films are a long way away with Mission: Impossible 7 scheduled to be released on November 19, 2021 with the eighth installment set to be released almost a year later on November 4, 2022.

Mission: Impossible 7 & Mission: Impossible 8 are written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

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