Original Top Gun Editor Reveals Making Top Gun: Maverick Was Almost Next to Impossible

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Joseph Kosinski directed Top Gun: Maverick worked out extremely well at the box office by surpassing Spider-Man: No Way Home’s box office record for the biggest second Friday of the pandemic era. 

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Top Gun: Maverick sequel to the Top Gun 1986

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Tom Cruise starred movie is the sequel to a 1986 film that was released more than three decades ago. For that reason, many are wondering why Top Gun 2 didn’t release earlier than Top Gun: Maverick. Recently, Bibbly Weber, one of the film’s original editors, talked shared the reason for not making the sequel earlier.

The Original Top Gun Editor Revealed The Reason For Not Making The Sequel

Top Gun 2 sequel to the original 1986 film
Top Gun 2 sequel to the original 1986 film

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Bibbly Weber in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter was asked if they discussed the possibility of the 1986’s Top Gun sequel at that time to which he explained, “Not then. The studio knew how hard it was to put together and create what we ended up with. I think it was years and years before they ever brought that up. There wasn’t another foot of film [of the flying] that we didn’t use that we could use. Nothing. Matter of fact, we probably used a couple of shots two or three times.”


Top Gun: Maverick Training Experience By The Sequel Star Miles Teller

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Top Gun: Maverick by Paramount Pictures

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While Top Gun: Maverick is in the limelight and getting praised for everything the most widely discussed topic is the choice to use practical effects while filming the actors and the jets. The actors have to go through extensive training to excel in their characters.

Miles Teller who plays Bradley Bradshaw aka Rooster in the Top Gun 2 opened up about his training which was scheduled personally by Tom Cruise.

He said, “I definitely had a moment where I thought I was going to die. There was a sequence where we were heading straight towards the ground and you do what’s called a max G pull-up. You’re heading down and at the last second you yank up, and it’s really tough for the pilot. It’s something they train in all the time, but it was the first time we’d done a manoeuvre like that and I completely stopped acting. I looked at the ground, and thought this wasn’t going to end well for me.”


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