Top Gun: Maverick Star Jennifer Connelly Wants To Play a Middle-Aged Superhero In Future

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Jennifer Connelly is to be seen in a massive project with Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick. Top Gun:Maverick is the sequel to Top Gun released in 1986. Jennifer plays the role of Penny who is Cruise’s character Pete’s love interest. Penny is a crucial and big role in the storyline. Connelly has acted in some Marvel films like Hulk and Spiderman- Homecoming. She is now talking about coming back in the superhero genre. Top Gun: Maverick is said to be the biggest film for Cruise. 

Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly on a bike from Top Gun Maverick
Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly in a scene from Top Gun Maverick.

Jennifer Connelly talks about how she chooses her roles

Jennifer’s husband Paul Bettany is an Avenger, Vision. The actress herself has done 40 films in the west and joining Marvel, she did two supporting roles. Jennifer, in an interview with koimoi states that she is ready to play a superhero and has been sporty all her life. 

Spider man and Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly was seen in Spider man- Homecoming.

She was asked if there are any bucket list roles to play being in the industry for so long, She replied-“Not so much like particular characters. But I love doing things, I know it really sounds boring but it’s true, but doing things that challenge me. That’s part of the joy of what we do. Spending time with characters who are unlike oneself or like characters that we haven’t met or encountered before. Because that is such a great process of trying to spend time and thinking from another character’s point of view and the choices that they make. So that is kind of what I look for, something challenging and I haven’t done before. And maybe it’s like in a broader sense, theatre, I haven’t done any theatre, so maybe that.”

Jennifer when asked if she wants to be a superhero replied,

“I haven’t been a superhero, but I will love it and I am ready. I don’t know, I love the idea of a middle-aged woman superhero and it feels great. I don’t know what her superpowers are, but I am ready, it will be great. I have action sequences in this movie (Top Gun) and it’s funny and also in a TV show I have been doing. I have a lot of action and heavy stuff recently which is funny to me because in real life I am very sporty person but in my career I didn’t do much action work when I was younger. And I find it kinda amusing that it’s sort of coming up now when I am over 50, it’s quite funny.”

Tom cruise flying a fighter jet in a scene from Top Gun Maverick
Tom Cruise flying a fighter jet in a scene from Top gun Maverick.

Highly praised Top Gun Maverick cast includes- Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller,Monica Barbaro , Glen Powell and others.


Top Gun: Maverick will cruise into theatres on May 27, 2022.

Please read: “He’s so exceptional” – Top Gun: Maverick Actor Jennifer Connelly Talks About Intimate Scenes With Tom Cruise


Written by Samreen Kaur

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