Bruckheimer told Fox News Digital at the awards that there is no better actor than Cruise, who played Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the film. “Top Gun. Maverick is a sequel to the original Top Gun film that premiered in 1986 and also starred Cruise.
“There is no one like him. Nobody works harder, cares more or is a better actor than Tom Cruise,” Bruckheimer said. “We are very fortunate to have him back to paint another ‘Top Gun’ at Maverick and make it the global success it has become.”
“Top Gun. Maverick” producer also discussed how the actors prepared for the film.
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“Our actors have been trained for three months on different jet planes. First with the aircraft, then the airframe, then the jet, and finally the F-18, so they can handle all the G forces that the airplane puts on, eight or nine G times,” Bruckheimer explained.
“It worked perfectly because our actors on the plane when we actually shot it was real, and it’s amazing. The fact that they faced that amount of Gs and gave a great performance on it made it a global hit.”
“Top Gun. “Maverick brought older audiences back to theaters that hadn’t been there in years,” he continued. “And the critics loved it, too. So there was a double whammy there.”
The summer 2022 hit grossed $1.489 billion at the worldwide box office.
And when asked if there will be another Top Gun movie, Bruckheimer said that Cruise is currently working on another film series.
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“We’ll have to wait and see,” Bruckheimer said of the potential for another Top Gun movie.