Top Gun: Maverick BTS Video: Tom Cruise Plans Aerial Stunts
In a brand-new behind-the-scenes glimpse from Top Gun: Maverick for the movie’s digital release, Tom Cruise meticulously choreographs challenging flying sequences. The Top Gun sequel was ultimately released in cinemas this past May after initially being delayed to allow the actors and crew more time to work on the laborious dogfight scenes and experiencing additional delays because of the COVID-19 outbreak. It has now proven to be a genuine smash success. The film just passed Avengers: Infinity War at the box office to rank as the sixth-highest-grossing domestic release of all time.In Maverick, which takes place 36 years after the events of the original Top Gun, Cruise’s test pilot character, Pete Mitchell, must face his past while while attempting to forge a new future. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s late buddy Goose, is one of the young TOPGUN grads Maverick must prepare for a perilous assignment. Top Gun 2 has received a lot of attention for its stunning aerial sequences as well as for its unexpectedly touching plot. All of these scenes were literally shot by installing IMAX cameras on real fighter planes while the actors were inside.The extent to which Cruise was engaged in planning the sequel’s stunts is now revealed in a brand-new Top Gun: Maverick behind-the-scenes featurette. The video, which was made exclusively for Fandango’s digital release of the movie, also includes interviews with Cruise’s co-stars Glen Powell and Miles Teller as well as the film’s director Joseph Kosinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who talk about how important Cruise was to the production behind-the-scenes. View the video here:The enormous amount of commitment that Cruise has to his projects and demands of each of his colleagues is the main lesson to be learned from this short. Every day on the Top Gun 2 set began with a three-hour briefing in which Cruise organised and choreographed the intricate flying scenes before the actors entered the cockpits and started shooting, as Bruckheimer explains in the video. Powell goes so far as to claim that “another movie star on the world” could not have made the airborne scenes in Top Gun 2 conceivable.In addition to the pre-production briefings, Cruise worked to create a stunt training programme for his fellow Top Gun 2 actors that included instruction in both flying manoeuvres and underwater survival. This new BTS featurette is only the most recent example of how crucial Cruise was to the training and coordination of the stunt performers for the movie, as well as the extraordinary lengths he’s prepared to go to create a memorable blockbuster spectacle. Although Top Gun: Maverick is best enjoyed in a cinema, its popularity will probably increase once film becomes available on Blu-ray and digital for at-home watching.