Tom Cruise drops into the TOP GUN: MAVERICK World Premiere & discusses how the Top Gun sequel came about

Thursday, May 05, 2022 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Tom Cruise discusses how TOP GUN: MAVERICK came about
Tom Cruise discusses how the Top Gun sequel TOP GUN: MAVERICK came about

36 years ago Tony Scott came in hot and took our breath away as he swept us on a ride into the Danger Zone with his high octane action film - Top Gun and the world was never the same again.

We all felt the need, the need for speed, heavy metal in the shape of motorbikes, jets and large ships, just anything powerful, fast and metal really became a thing, the formula for releasing blockbusters internationally was created, American soft rock was finally accepted world-wide as a genre of music ("Take My Breath Away" won an Oscar for Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock  and Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens won a Grammy for the "Top Gun Anthem"), the rules of cool, love, friendship, rivalry, relationships, flying in a tight formation to confuse the enemies radar and redemption were defined for a generation, bar staff everywhere had to smile politely as they heard renditions of The Righteous Brothers' songs replace "what's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?", ultra confidence & a smile was enough to get you by any situation - if not invert, Tom Cruise became a household name & megastar and the skies were forever colourfully tinged with graduated Neutral Density Filters all more than enough to get me to visit the cinema multiple times to take the thrill ride.

Since then the world has moved on, seemingly Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell hasn't and finally - if the astounding trailers are anything to go by, we are going to experience what looks like another breathtaking thrill ride as Maverick flies into a new adventure having to navigate the new world as well as new threats. I have to say that there is nothing about the trailer that I don't love and I have been eargerly, albeit quietly anticipating Top Gun: Maverick. Hopefully, it won't be the final chapter in the Top Gun saga.

Yesterday the Global Premiere for Top Gun: Maverick took place in San Diego with the talent from Top Gun: Maverick attending that included: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Greg Tarzan Davis, Jack Schumacher, Jake Picking, Manny Jacinto, Lyliana Way, Jerry Bruckheimer, Christopher McQuarrie and Joseph Kosinski.

In the video below Producer and Lead Tom Cruise arrived by helicopter before chatting with the press on the USS Midway and discussed what finally made the time right for the return of Maverick on the big screen.

Top Gun: Maverick will be exclusively in cinemas, 4DX and IMAX from May 25, 2022

    The Establishing Shot: Tom Cruise drops into the MAVERICK World Premiere & discusses how the Top Gun sequel came about                

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A Don Simpson / Jerry Bruckheimer Production

A Joseph Kosinski Film

Tom Cruise

Top Gun: Maverick

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.


Top Gun: Maverick

Directed by:
Joseph Kosinski

Screenplay by:
Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie

Story By:
Peter Craig and Justin Marks

Produced by:
Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison

Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris and Val Kilmer