Tom Holland says he “brought back the movie business”, not Tom Cruise

Which Tom saved the movie industry – Tom Cruise or Tom Holland? When the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) sent the world into lockdown in 2020, many movies and TV shows halted production, essentially shutting down the industry. After a while, a few productions slowly started to move again, including that of Tom Cruise. Mission: Impossible 7 and that of Tom Holland Unexplored. Now both actors have said their films are responsible for resurrecting the industry.

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Tom Cruise Says ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Has Rebooted The Film Industry After COVID-19 Shutdown

When the film productions ceased, many were perhaps planning to return to work in a year, if the productions had not completely failed by then. However, Cruise did not have it. Knowing how much a shutdown would affect thousands of people in the industry, he insisted on returning to Mission: Impossible 7 as soon as possible and by developing a solid security plan.

Cruise explained his decision to continue filming in a summer 2021 interview with Empire:

I produced 30 to 40 films. I am responsible for thousands, if not tens of thousands of jobs. All my friends in the industry, people in distribution and my team were like, “What are we going to do? I could lose my house! ‘ So I said to the studio and the industry, ‘We’re going back. We’re going to get everyone back to work. We will start filming in the summer. And we’ll figure out how to do it safely.

The legendary actor took security protocols very seriously. He made headlines during production when he blew up some crew members for failing to follow COVID-19 rules. And thanks to his dedication, Cruise revealed that other studios have moved forward with their own productions. Mission: Impossible 7 was only the first step in getting the industry back on its feet.

Tom Holland argued that “Uncharted” was responsible for the return of the film industry

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Cruising may have had an impact on the industry, but according to Holland, Mission: Impossible 7 was not the first production to return to work during the pandemic. Speaking to Total Film, Holland said how proud he was to Unexplored to be shown on the big screen through thick and thin.

“I am very proud of how hard everyone has worked. We also made this movie during the height of COVID, ”Holland said. “I know Tom Cruise likes to say he brought the movie industry back, but he forgot about this little movie called Unexplored which was running four months before him. So, I’m just really proud of what we’ve done.

Holland played a major role in the launch of the production “Uncharted”

After several years of hellish development, Unexplored almost as if that would never happen. The film launched in 2008, but went through several actors, directors and screenwriters before it could go into production.

Finally, after playing the Unexplored video games, Holland insisted that the film continue. He took on the lead role of Nathan Drake and helped find a director. Then everything else fell into place. Even though Holland didn’t save the movie industry, he sure did save Unexplored.

Unexplored hits theaters on February 18, 2022. Meanwhile, Mission: Impossible 7 hits theaters September 30, 2022.

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