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Tom Cruise and Dwayne Johnson are two of the biggest action stars in cinematic history, and both have huge new films debuting this summer. Dwayne Johnson stars in Skyscraper, while Tom Cruise returns to his biggest franchise in Mission: Impossible - Fallout. These two movies release mere weeks apart in July, but with five months and change to go, is it too late to do some reshoots and get Tom Cruise in Skyscraper? We need these two to team up. It's meant to be, just take a look:
See, these two action heroes are simply meant for each other. In this fan art found on Marcelo J. Pico's Twitter, Tom Cruise fits right in on the Skyscraper poster, jumping out to meet Dwayne Johnson. The Tom Cruise image comes from a picture released last week to get people hyped for Mission: Impossible - Fallout. The image depicted the same stunt where the actor suffered a gruesome injury while jumping from building to building.
In Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson plays Will Sawyer, a security analyst who works on skyscrapers when he finds himself framed and on the run. Oh, and he also needs to rescue his family from a burning skyscraper. It sounds like an impossible mission, so who better to meet him halfway than Ethan Hunt? The IMF agent is an expert on skyscrapers, being on the run and jumping off of things, so he would surely be a huge help to Dwayne Johnson's character. Although to be fair, I imagine The Rock would crash into Tom Cruise here and they would both fall back into the burning building or straight to the ground. The physics are a bit murky and I'm not sure how jumping to each other would help without a tether, but it looks awesome and I'm sold on the pairing.
Tom Cruise has been at this for decades, and he continues to thrill us every time he's on screen, risking life and limb while performing his own stunts. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson has become the biggest movie star on the planet and the go-to actor for giant franchises. As both of these actors can carry films and franchises on their own, it isn't surprising that the two have never teamed up for the ultimate action movie. After all, who needs two action stars in a film when one will do? Everyone. The answer is everyone. Dwayne Johnson and Tom Cruise each bring something a little different to their performances and their films, and the two actors would provide an interesting contrast to one another. I'm not thinking a buddy cop film exactly, but something with that sort of dynamic. They both have different action styles that could be fun to see paired up together in one film.
Assuming the mash up we need and deserve won't happen on cinema screens, Skyscraper jumps into theaters on July 13, followed shortly thereafter by Mission: Impossible - Fallout on July 27. For all of the biggest movies hitting theaters this year, check out our release schedule.