After 25 years, Top Gun: Maverick,” the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 hit movie that helped solidify star Tom Cruise’s heartthrob appeal, is ready to fly.
Maverick currently scheduled to hit our theatres by June 2020. This is quite an age to wait, so we can only expect a weekend of breathless, repeated viewings the first, official trailer for the movie.
You are going to get smacked in the back of your head! Well, not by your mama. The producers of the Maverick intend to give their star action-loving audiences an ‘in-the-cockpit experience’ by using-tech filmmaking techniques that has been labelled nothing short of amazing.
In a May 2019 interview with Collider, actor Jon Hamm had this to say “They’re using some technology on this that has never before seen,” said Hamm. “We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing. And it’s mostly practical. There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs.”
Much to our pleasure, the two big names from the original are reprising their roles for maverick. The film brings back Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. He’ll be joined by Val Kilmer, reprising his role as Maverick’s rival, Tom “Iceman” Kazansky. No word on if they will playing upon the truce that characterised the last scenes of the original Top Gun or if we should expect bigger rivalry fireworks between the two ace pilots.
There are some rumours that Maverick’s plot will explore the relationship between human pilots and unmanned drones. Which makes sense given the evolving structure of America’s modern military. The title Top Gun: Maverick, likely points to human pilots hero over Artificial Intelligence-powered drones.
Top Gun: Maverick Facts
– Title: Top Gun: Maverick
– Release date: June 26, 2020
– Cast: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm
– Director: Joseph Kosinski
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