Due to additional safety equipment and challenges with the weather in November, the production company sought permission for about 800 landings by helicopter on the cliff Preikestolen in Norway. A stunt is supposed to be performed there at almost 2000 feet (600 meters) above the fjord below.
Michelle Monaghan third appearance in the MI franchise. She started off in MI:III as Julia. She was uncredited in Ghost protocol.
Production was halted after Tom Cruise fell and broke his ankle during a stunt.
This will be the second Mission: Impossible film for Rebecca Ferguson.
Jeremy Renner was expected to return, but couldn't, due of filming on Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Untitled Avengers Movie (2019).
In June 2017, Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, and Simon Pegg arrived in New Zealand to beginning filming scenes. It was Tom Cruise's first time there since filming The Last Samurai (2003).
Christopher McQuarrie is the first director in the franchise to direct more than one film.
This film was green-lit several days before the release of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015).
The first Mission: Impossible film to be released in 3D.
Tom Cruise trained for an entire year to perform a stunt in this film.
Solomon Lane will be the first villain in the franchise to be in two films.
While filming, Tom Cruise was reported to have fractured his ankle in a stunt where he leaped from a building by a spokesman from Paramount Studios. This injury threatened delaying the release of the film.
Henry Cavill grew a mustache in order to play the villain and was expected to shave it off for Justice League (2017) reshoots. However, Paramount would not allow this, meaning Warner Bros had to pay millions to have it digitally removed in post-production, making it the most expensive mustache in movie history.
Henry Cavill is the second lead actor from The Tudors (2007) that appears in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Another is Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who appeared in Mission: Impossible III (2006).
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance have co-starred with Tom Cruise, Bassett in Mission Impossible 6 (2018) and Vance in The Mummy (2017).
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