In new scenes of the “Top Gun” sequel we see Tom Cruise and Miles Teller ready to get in. The difference to the first part: The actors are really sitting on the plane in the aerial shots!
1. Tom Cruise as Maverick
Just six months before the theatrical release, Entertainment Weekly has now released a handful of new pictures for ” Top Gun 2: Maverick “, which you can see in the picture gallery above.
At first glance, the scenes are rather inconspicuous, after all we only see some of the actors posing next to their F-18 aircraft. And yet they ultimately stand for what Tony Scott’s ” Top Gun ” from 1986 was missing – namely aerial photographs in which the actors are actually in the air.
EVERYTHING REALLY IN “TOP GUN: MAVERICK”
The aerial photography in “Top Gun” once posed a great challenge for the cast. Back then, it was actually planned that all actors would actually take a seat in the cockpit – ultimately nothing came of it. Because, as Jerry Bruckheimer recently told us in an interview, the stomachs of the cast simply didn’t do it. Only lead actor Tom Cruise did the thing. And he was the one who insisted that the other pilot actors did the same in “Top Gun 2”.
And this time, Miles Teller (“Whiplash”) and Co. actually put up with the rigors to ensure that the sequel provided the most spectacular images possible. The performers do not fly themselves, of course, but after months of training, they sit in the co-pilot’s seat during all stomach-turning maneuvers – and as inexperienced pilots, they also feel forces of up to 5G.
By the way, up to six newly developed IMAX cameras have been installed in the cockpit so that this power and above all the speed also affect the viewer. How the whole thing works in the film can be guessed from the trailer:
THAT’S WHAT “TOP GUN 2” IS ALL ABOUT
Ex-ace pilot Maverick (Cruise) is still active, although now as a flight instructor. Because now it is up to him to train a new generation of pilots around Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Teller) – and to be subordinate to technological progress. Because pilots made of flesh and blood who act by instinct are increasingly being replaced by unmanned drones.
In addition to Cruise and Teller, Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Ed Harris (“Westworld”) and Jennifer Connelly (“Alita: Battle Angel”) will also be there – Val Kilmer will also return as Iceman. The production was done by “Oblivion” director Joseph Kosinski.
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