Recently, after rumors started circulating that Tom Cruise is set to work alongside Elon Musk’s SpaceX project with NASA to shoot an action movie in outer space, we were thinking that it would be too good to be true. But the incredible news has now been confirmed by the organization in a very exciting announcement.
They also revealed why they decided to do this in the first place.
Keep scrolling to see the official announcement…
And it involves Elon Musk’s SpaceX, NASA, and going into outer space.
His best-known role is as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in action-drama smash hit, Top Gun, released in 1986.
You may also recognize him from Mission Impossible.
This movie franchise is one of the highest-grossing in Hollywood. In the films, Cruise plays Ethan Hunt. He starred in the role between 1996 and 2018.
In fact, he’s won 3 Golden Globes and has been nominated for three Oscars for his more “serious” ventures, including Rain Man, The Fourth of July, and Jerry Maguire.
And that is, quite simply, being a weird guy.
His disingenuous persona in interviews alongside the oddly secretive nature of his private life has led many to believe that all is not what it seems with Cruise.
There’s been a fair amount of speculation as to what’s really going on.
So much so, in fact, that it’s turned into something of a full-blown conspiracy theory.
Feeling confused? Let’s start from the beginning.
The Church of Scientology is a pseudo-religion founded by science fiction writer, L Ron Hubbard (yes really). The Church is known for being highly secretive, leading many to suspect it of being a cult.
It has a lot of associations with high-profile Hollywood celebrities. And one such celebrity is, you guessed it, Tom Cruise.
It relies on a process called “auditing.” During an audit, you’re required to reveal your deepest held secrets to the Church, in order to cleanse your soul (or “thetan”).
But there’s another side to this. Because, after an audit, the Church essentially knows all of your deepest secrets.
And many speculate that a lot of the weirdness in his life can be attributed to his religious beliefs.
The majority of these centers around Cruise’s weird romantic relationships.
Rogers was 6 years Cruise’s senior and the pair often appeared to have little in the way of intimate connection. This led some to speculate that this was more of a marriage of convenience.
Cruise’s next marriage was even more high-profile.
He met fellow actress, Nicole Kidman, on the set of Days of Thunder and the pair married just ten months after his first divorced form finalized.
Kidman and Cruise adopted 2 children, Connor and Isabella, during their brief marriage.
Just look at this photo – it seems almost as though Nicole Kidman is a husk of her former self. She looks exhausted and empty. Life with Cruise sure doesn’t look easy.
These images of Nicole Kidman leaving her lawyer’s office after filing for divorce from Tom Cruise speak volumes.
Many believed that the reason that Cruise was undertaking repeated short and failed marriages is because he’s secretly not attracted to women.
Scientology couldn’t have this – and so it supposedly stepped in to ensure that his next marriage would be a success.
Which meant that, for them, finding Tom Cruise a “perfect wife” was a matter of urgency.
But right from the beginning, some noticed the same odd body language that Cruise had previously displayed with his ex-wives.
For those who don’t remember, Cruise was interviewed by Oprah and jumped on his sofa in one of the most unconvincing displays of love of all time.
Much of her birth story was kept a secret – but there was that famous Vanity Fair cover shot by Annie Leibovitz.
Details that were leaked (such as Holmes reportedly having to remain totally silent throughout the labor) were as weird as the world expected.
They legally wed in Los Angeles, but held their ceremony in Bracciano, Italy, in November of 2006.
In fact, Holmes apparently blindsided Cruise by filing for divorce from the actor in 2012. The sharp turnaround has led many to believe that Holmes had some sort of 5-year contract of marriage.
But it certainly hasn’t affected his career as a professional actor.
And there’s no denying that he’s very good at what he does.
He’s that good, in fact…
He’s planning on going into outer space for his next big role.
And, of course, Elon Musk has something to do with it.
But Deadline reported that Cruise will be working with Elon Musk’s Space X for a project drawn up by NASA – which will be the first-ever narrative feature film in outer space.
It has nothing to do with the Mission Impossible franchise…
But it will be an action-adventure shot in outer space… which, we must admit, sounds incredible.
And it’s pretty clear that SpaceX couldn’t have picked a better actor for the challenge!
So the administrator of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, did us all a favor and confirmed all the rumors in a very exciting Twitter post.
And the reasons behind their latest project were actually very heartwarming. We hope that it does inspire the next generation of scientists to join the space organization.
There was no mention of Elon Musk. If the Space Station is involved, how will his company tie into it all?
And in the meantime, keep scrolling to read about Elon Musk’s happy news…