We’ve seen some impressive practical stunts and flying in Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible films, but it sounds like they’re going to be adding that stunt realism with the upcoming release of Top Gun: Maverick as well.
While making his surprise introduction at San Diego Comic-Con, Tom Cruise revealed that all the flying in the film is real and it was in part thanks to the United States Navy.
CRUISE: “And everything you see in this film, obviously it’s for real. So the flying, we’re working with the Navy. All the flying you see in this picture all of it is real. I really wanted to give you all an experience of what it is to be inside that aircraft.”
— Variety (@Variety) July 18, 2019
This isn’t terribly shocking because the original Top Gun was likely as a massive recruiting tool for the Navy and likely see Top Gun: Maverick as another chance to inspire another generation of Americans to sign-up for service.
Top Gun: Maverick is set by Paramount Pictures for a release date on June 26th, 2020.
Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films Present Top Gun: Maverick. Starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, and Lewis Pullman. With Ed Harris.