Top Gun: Maverick is just around the corner. The film has blockbuster written all over it. Tom Cruise fans everywhere are very excited about this film, which comes 35 years after the original. The prequel remains a fan favorite and therefore expectations for the sequel are sky-high.
The prequel, Top Gun (1986), was one of the most memorable films of Tom Cruise’s career. In that movie, Cruise starred as pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. He, along with his co-pilot Goose (Anthony Edwards) took part in the Navy’s top school for fighter pilots. Maverick was highly confident and went further than others. Unsurprisingly, he met with a tragic accident and lost his confidence. Ultimately, however, he bounces back and the film concludes with a happy ending. Apparently, Tom Cruise wanted to perform risky fighter jet stunts for the film. We take a closer look at this and more in this article.
Tom Cruise Didn’t Want Green Screens, Wanted To Perform Life-Threatening Fighter Jet Stunts
Co-stars gave an interview to ET Canada about the film. At one point, Miles Teller reveals that Tom Cruise didn’t want green screens, he “wanted all actors to be in the jets”. He then went on to explain the tough regime they followed while filming this challenging film.
What Are Critics Saying About Top Gun: Maverick?
The buzz from the critics sounds positive. Things look good for the Tom Cruise movie. Take a look at a few reactions to Top Gun: Maverick from Twitter.
#TopGunMaverick offers interesting parables for Tom Cruise asserting his movie star dominance in a changing industry, and some strong aerial footage. Alas, it's otherwise a deeply generic/formulaic follow-up that's dependent on "80s hit = cultural myth" nostalgia. #Cinemacon2022 pic.twitter.com/ROSKTVZZ33
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) April 28, 2022
One word: Wow! #TopGunMaverick is absolutely terrific in every conceivable way. The action & flying is crazy intense & continually changes & evolves. You’re on the edge of your seat. I was not prepared for how emotional it was, too. The crowd cheered a dozen times. It’s real deal pic.twitter.com/G1dacuZctz
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 28, 2022
— Culture Crave ???? (@CultureCrave) May 12, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick Release Date and Cast
The Top Gun sequel releases in theaters on May 27 in the US and May 25 in the UK. The film includes Tom Cruise as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, Miles Teller as Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw, Val Kilmer as Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky, and Jennifer Connelly as Penny Benjamin among others.