No indication yet on whether COVID19 will clear and this makes it to the be the big screen on schedule, but fingers crossed! It is not due until the summer. Hey, we have waited 34 years to see Tom Cruise return to the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell so a few extra months won’t hurt.
An adrenaline junkie who does his own stunts, Cruise says he only wanted to make Top Gun: Maverick if it was real, as far as was possible and safe, without digital trickery to hide the reality.
In the process of making this movie Cruise says they have done some things that have never been done before and pushed the limits of what is possible regarding aviation filming –
“I realized that there were things that we could accomplish cinematically. And I started getting excited about this big challenge of, ‘How do we do it?’ So I said to Jerry, ‘I’ll do it if…’ meaning, I’m not going to do the CGI stuff… I said to the studio, ‘You don’t know how hard this movie’s going to be. No-one’s ever done this before,’. There’s never been an aerial sequence shot this way. I don’t know if there ever will be again, to be honest.”
Producer Bruckheimer also quoted as saying –
“What’s different about this movie is that [in Top Gun] we put the actors in the F-14s and we couldn’t use one frame of it, except some stuff on Tom, because they all threw up. It’s hysterical to see their eyes roll back in their heads. So everything was done on a gimbal. But in this movie, Tom wanted to make sure the actors could actually be in the F-18s.”
Top Gun: Maverick is currently targeting a June 24th release, coronavirus permitting.