Tom Cruise has allegedly been refused helicopter landings in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard for the filming of Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part Two.
Cruise, 60, who missed the Oscars ceremony in 2023 due to his hectic filming schedule for MI: 8, has requested authorization for 30 landings on Arctic Island.
Nevertheless, the Top Gun: Maverick star’s request was refused because officials in Norway’s Svalbard area warned the helicopter would disrupt the local fauna.
According to The Times, PolarX has requested 30 landing permits for filming in the regions of St. Jonsfjorden, Negribeen, Linnevatnet, and Adventdalen until April 9.
The local environment department’s chief, Kristin Heggelund, stated that the goal is to “preserve a largely unspoiled ecosystem in Svalbard,” according to the Telegraph.
“All transit in Svalbard should take place in a manner that does not cause unwarranted disruption to persons or animals,” she stressed.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, featuring Cruise, will be released in theatres on July 14.