Free fall thanks!
Tom Cruise knows how to properly thank his fans by taking a solo dive into “Top Gun. ahead of Maverick’s release on Paramount+, thanking fans of the franchise for making the film a smash hit at the box office last summer.
Sitting nonchalantly along the outside of a helicopter, Cruise, 60, spent time in South Africa’s Mission Impossible. from filming Dead Reckoning Part 1 and Part 2 to tell fans how grateful he was for the theatrical success.
“I didn’t want the year to end without thanking you all for coming out to the theater and thanking Top Gun.
Cruise was accompanied in the air by “Dead Reckoning” director Christopher McQuarrie, who reminded the action star that they needed to get back to filming.
The “A Few Good Men” star agreed and got into a jumping position, but before letting go, he asked Macquarie if he would join him.
“Not on your life. Good luck,” said the director.
“We’ll meet you there,” Cruise says, before fearlessly letting go of the aircraft and entering freefall.
But even in the air, plummeting toward the earth at 100 mph, Cruise had more to say about how gracious he was to everyone who came out to see the movie in theaters.
“As always, thanks for letting us entertain you. It’s truly the honor of a lifetime,” she said with a big smile as she plunged into the ocean.
The ‘Jerry Maguire’ star said he had to ‘get back to work’ before being knocked out and wished everyone a ‘very safe and happy holiday’.
“See you at the movies,” he finished, before flying away from the camera and continuing his solo.
“Top Gun. Maverick, originally slated for a 2019 release but pushed back after all the complicated flight scenes and then the global pandemic, was one of Paramount Pictures’ biggest hits of all time, grossing nearly $1.5 billion worldwide.
In May of this year, after the film was released in theaters, Cruise revealed that the film had never planned to debut on streaming services, despite years of delays in filming and the pandemic.
In the new film, Cruise reprises his role as Maverick, who returns to an elite aviation training program to train the next generation of flyers, including Miles Teller, Glenn Powell, Monica Barbaro, Greg Tarzan Davis, Danny Ramirez, Lewis Pullman and Jay Ellis. Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Val Kilmer, reprising his role from the original, also star.
“Top Gun. Maverick” will be released on Paramount+ on December 22, 2022.