Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, son of Goose, has spoken. Miles Teller will play the son of the original character in the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise classic Top Gun. He has revealed that Top Gun: Maverick won’t have a single green screen shot in it.
In an interview with Men’s Journal he was asked about the upcoming movie and he gave quite a few details. He said that filming took place over a full year, and that it was:
“…definitely the longest shoot…”
He then went into more detail about just how authentic the action scenes and set-pieces are.
“There is no green screen in a Top Gun movie. Every shot, every stunt, was the result of the work, the real sweat, that we all put into it.”
He said that before they were allowed anywhere near the set all the actors playing pilots had to take part in three months of flight training. This was to make them feel completely comfortable with the aircraft and to build up their G-force tolerance to enable them to be in real cockpits, in real planes, with a real pilot doing real flying to shoot all the aerial elements practically.
Teller says that before they filmed any scene they had a full military briefing to go through every movement of every flight stunt.
“The stakes are incredibly high, even if you are not actually flying the fighter jet, you need to be aware of every movement, because if the camera is pointed at you and you are even a millisecond off as far as timing, the whole scene is a bust.”
Teller will star with Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer, and Lewis Pullman. The movie was due out this summer, but was pushed back due to COVID19 to July 2, 2021.