'Top Gun 2': Tom Cruise returns as Maverick and doesn't look one bit older than he did in the original 32 years ago
Tom Cruise looks just the same as he did 32 years ago when he was shooting for the film 'Top Gun' in 1986
Tom Cruise was around 24-years-old when the film 'Top Gun' was released in 1986. It has now been 32 years since the original and Tom Cruise looks as though he has not aged at all while on the set of the film's sequel 'Top Gun: Maverick' in San Diego.
The 56-year-old actor will be making a return to his role LT. Pete Maverick Mitchell and looked absolutely comfortable and at ease shooting scenes on a motorcycle. Tom sported the character's trademark jacket and sunglasses. The original film, which came out 32 years ago, was the blockbuster hit that shot Cruise to fame. Cruise starred alongside Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, Kelly McGillis, and Val Kilmer.
The sequel to the 'Top Gun' movie was supposed to have come out a long time ago but the original director Tony Scott, who was going to be directing the new sequel, committed suicide in 2012.
Cruise was seen riding a superbike while he was on set on Tuesday sporting an olive colored jacket with a white shirt underneath, denim bottoms, and a pair of boots. For the movie, he has chosen to ride a limited edition Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon. It is reported that only 120 of these bikes were made and they cost $30,000 new. The superbike features a 1000cc four-cylinder with 200bhp and a top speed of 209mph, making it one of the fastest legal road bikes.
As reported by Deadline, the sequel 'Top Gun: Maverick' is all scheduled to release in theatres on June 26, 2020. The movie was supposed to have released in 2019 on July 12 but had to be delayed as filmmakers needed to work out the logistics in the complex fight scenes.
Val Kilmer, who played the role of LT Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky, is going to be making a comeback in the sequel. During a 2017 interview with 'The Hollywood Reporter', the actor shared that he had battled throat cancer. He said that he had to undergo a procedure on his trachea in his two-year-long battle with cancer. He also revealed that the procedure left him with a very raspy voice and shortness of breath.
Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris were also announced as part of the cast. Miles and Glen auditioned for the role of LT JG Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw's son but Miles secured the role of Bradley Bradshaw. Bradley is a pilot trainee of the late 'Goose' and Goose was played by Anthony Edwards in the 1986 film. However, Glen Powell was able to impress Cruise and the producers so much that they chose to cast him in a different role. The name and details of the character are unknown at this point.
According to Deadline, Cruise's character Maverick is going to be a Top Gun flight instructor in the upcoming film and will be a mentor to Goose's son. The film will be directed by Joseph Kosinski while the screenplay will be handled by Zack Stentz, Ashley Edward Miller, Justin Marks, and Peter Craig. The producers of the film are Tom Cruise himself, Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison.