Nearly everyone knows just how much Tom Cruise was a taskmaster while making Top Gun Maverick. He’s a demanding entertainer for a reason, and it shows when he’s passionate about a film–especially one that helped make him a huge name in Hollywood.
This featurette looks at a few aspects he and his stars had to endure. A significant part of this film won’t be faked with CGI. Just how all those cameras are mounted onto planes for the external shots are a bit of a mystery, but I’m sure a home video release will explain that in due time.
I appreciate the care and attention Cruise puts into the movies he’s executive producing. The wait will be worth it, and to revisit this world is bound to be exciting. Plus, we get an official explanation for why this sequel took so long to come to be!
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.