Where was Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation filmed?

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Motorbike
Posted by Ra Moon
The new installment of the action spy film series Mission Impossible, it's already the fifth from a franchise that travels a lot in every episode of the saga. It's been almost 20 years since the first movie of the series was released, in 1996. The last one, nicknamed Ghost Protocol, happened to be the most international part of all of them. It included spectacular sequences from different places around the globe. We could see Tom Cruise climbing the tallest building in the world in Dubai, or the Kremlin blowing up in Moscow.

On this occasion, Morocco is the star country where Mission Impossible was filmed. The other main shooting locations, though less exotic, are located in the United Kingdom and Austria. As usual, this post no contains spoilers:

Mission Impossible Filming Locations
It's always a good idea to enhance outdoor scenes with iconic monuments, like the Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca, the largest in Africa. Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Shooting in Old Medina Casablanca
The production team was filming around Old Medina and Derb Sultan districts of Casablanca.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Kasbah of the Udayas
We move to Rabat, where a chase scene was shot near the walls of the Kasbah of the Udayas. The fortified old town of the Kasbah is the main tourist attraction of the capital city of Morocco. Image by Luiz Barucke

Mission Impossible BMW M3
Tom Cruise himself was driving the BMW M3 in most of the scenes. Rabat is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage place, including the older parts of the city dating back to the 12th century. Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Marrakesh square sunset
Some shots were filmed in the narrow streets of Marrakesh. The Grand Stadium of the city was closed for a couple of days for filming purposes. The Old Guard city featured at the beginning of the Netflix movie was also set in Marrakech.

Empty Jemaa el-Fna square with a car
View of the Jemaa el-Fna square in Marrakesh, a fabulous setting for promotional posters.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Scene Vienna State Opera
We continue in Austria. The Vienna State Opera was the location for several scenes. In one of them, Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson are jumping from the roof of the building. Also a few shots were filmed in Vienna's subway. Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Fawley Power Station
We are now in UK, in the Fawley Power Station near Southampton. Here is where Tom Cruise sneaks in for a risky dive. To film this scene, he was trained by a top specialist to hold his breath underwater for up to... six minutes! The streets of London were chosen to film some sequences more, around the Middle Temple society. The Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, served as a location for the meeting with the Prime Minister.
Image by Paramount Pictures and Npower

Mission Impossible Plane scene behind the scenes
But no doubt, the best stunt of the movie is the one of the plane, filmed in the RAF Wittering station in Cambridgeshire. It seems to be that Tom Cruise is a real adrenaline junkie... he likes to do his own stunts. In Rogue Nation he put himself in serious danger, hanging onto the side of a plane as it takes off!
Image by Paramount Pictures / Christian Black

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