Tom Cruise reportedly broke his ankle while filming a stunt for his upcoming movie, "Mission: Impossible 6," which is slated to hit the cinemas on July 27, 2018. Several news outlets reported the incident a few days ago and it was confirmed by Paramount Pictures on Wednesday.

Tom Cruise injury delays filming of 'Mission: Impossible 6'

In a statement to ET Online, the film network announced that the production will go on hiatus for the recovery of the 55-year-old actor. They, however, assured ET that the release date of "Mission: Impossible 6" will not be affected by the temporary shutdown of the filming.

Paramount Pictures also thanked Tom Cruise's fans on his behalf for their constant support and well-wishes.

Director Christopher McQuarrie, on the other hand, reassured everyone that the actor is in good shape and that the production will eventually continue.

He added that actor is just "feeling great" and "very great" about his upcoming film. Christopher McQuarrie also encouraged Cruise to wait for the "silver lining" behind this incident. The "Mission: Impossible 6" director went on to say that the production team is still working despite the hiatus.

In fact, the accident has allowed them to reassess what they have filmed so far and they can do some post-production tasks. "You never stop working. You simply rearrange the order in which you were going to do certain things in the movie," he explained.

He also recalled what happened on the set that led to Tom Cruise injuring his ankle. The director said the actor had to do the same stunt several times and when he landed at a different angle during his fourth try he injured himself.

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Christopher McQuarrie added that the "Top Gun" star was padded when he executed the stunt. "What happened is a matter of coordinating what Tom is doing with what the camera is doing," he said.

Actor reveals his preparation for the new 'Mission: Impossible' movie

In his previous appearance on "The Graham Norton Show," Tom Cruise revealed that he had been training for a couple of years to prepare for his comeback as Ethan Hunt of the "Mission: Impossible" series. He added that his director was the one who planned some of his most intense stunts and he assured everyone that the upcoming film will be entertaining for the viewers.

“We’ve shot some of the stuff in Paris already and it is going to be really wild and thrilling for the audience. There is always another mountain," Tom Cruise said.