[ET Online]

Less than a month after repeatedly berating the Mission: Impossible 7 crew about following covid-19 protocols, Tom Cruise has reportedly spent “huge sums” of money on two high-tech robots in order to enforce coronavirus safety protocols on the set and administer spot covid-19 tests to the crew.


Now that is the kind of sentence that raises more questions than it answers. How do these robots work? Are they security robots or medical robots? How exactly are these bots enforcing coronavirus safety protocols? This is a niche reference, but I’m imagining Baymax from Big Hero Six but with a speaker where Tom Cruise can yell at people from a distance.

According to a source on the set, “Tom is so serious about making sure the shoot isn’t shut down that he’s splashed out on these robots as he can’t be everywhere to ensure people are behaving themselves.”


Ah, so the Incredibly Wealthy Man has deputized himself and his bot buddies to surveil and enforce coronavirus safety protocols for the crew members who likely make a tiny fraction of whatever he’ll be making from this movie? That seems totally reasonable and not at all like a very bad idea! Looking forward to more dystopically terrifying updates from the set of Mission: Impossible 7.

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