Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters nationwide on Friday, May 27
Sequel to the classic 1986 action movie, Top Gun: Maverick (2022) is starring Tom Cruise and Miles Teller — and revolves around one of the top aviators in the US Navy, who now appears as a test pilot for new fighter jets.
The production hit national theaters on May 27. With that in mind, the Rolling Stone Brazil separated three curiosities about Top Gun: Maverick. Check out:
Tom Cruise banned team parties
Tom Cruise imposed strict schedules on the team and banned drinking parties on the set of Top Gun: Maverick. As determined by the website mirrorfranchise star wanted to keep crew in physical shape for filming.
“On most sets, the cast and crew socialize and drink, but on top gunasked to keep the parties to a minimum,” said an unnamed source.
Did actors really fly planes?
The film revolves around Navy aviators, but did the actors actually fly the planes? In an interview with Sheet,Miles Teller, who interprets Bradley Bradshaw, revealed that the actors were actually flying, but not piloting, as they were accompanied by a real pilot.
“We were actually flying in the movie, the whole time, but not piloting. We were on the jet with a real pilot in the front, us sitting in the back, pretending to pilot,” said the star.
Cruise didn’t want to do Top Gun 2 because I thought it was ‘irresponsible’
In an interview with playboy in 1990, Tom Cruise stated, decades before the sequel hit theaters, that he would not Top Gun 2 because it would be “irresponsible.”
“Some people thought that top gun it was a right-wing movie to promote the Navy. And many children loved it. But I want the children to know that war is not like that – that top gun it was just an amusement park ride, a PG-13 rated fun movie that shouldn’t be reality. That’s why I didn’t keep doing it. top gun 2, 3, 4 and 5. That would have been irresponsible,” he explained. However, the star seems to have changed his mind.
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