Space has become basically a punchline for any film franchise that has seemingly done it all. The Fast & Furious series has done every conceivable car stunt? Put them in space. Tom Cruise has done a HALO jump? Let's have him jump from space next. Except that last thing is sort of actually happening because Tom Cruise is now apparently confirmed for a trip to outer space.
Earlier this year it was reported that Tom Cruise was working with Elon Musk's SpaceX on a project that would see a movie actually shot in space. While we might call something like that a silly rumor coming from anybody else, Tom Cruise has built a reputation of not only being willing to perform extreme stunts himself but actually looking for opportunities to do so.