- Tom Cruise put the Cast through ‘grueling’ Aviation Training
- Most Realistic and Thrilling Aviation Sequences Ever Put on Screen
Tom Cruise is known for his dedication to his craft, and that was no different when it came to the upcoming film “Top Gun: Maverick.”
The actor not only stars in the long-awaited sequel but also served as an executive producer. And as part of his duties, Cruise made sure that the cast was properly trained in aviation.
“I wanted to make sure that we got it right,” Cruise said. “The flying sequences are really intense in this movie and I wanted everyone to be comfortable and confident.”
To that end, Cruise took the cast and crew to an aviation training facility in Nevada, where they spent weeks learning the ins and outs of flying.
“It was important to me that everyone understands what it is like to be in the cockpit, experience the G-forces, and feel what it is like to fly,” Cruise said.
Tom Cruise has his pilot license in real life and is an accomplished aviator. In fact, he even performed some of the flying sequences in the film himself. “I wanted to set the tone and make sure that everyone was up to the challenge. I flew the F-18 in this movie and it was an incredible experience,” Cruise said. “I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to fly some of the best aircraft in the world.”
In the long-awaited sequel to Top Gun, Maverick stars Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a now-veteran Navy pilot who is called back into service to train a new generation of flyboys. The film also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Val Kilmer.
The result is a film that features some of the most realistic and thrilling aviation sequences ever put on screen. “I think the audience is going to be really surprised by how realistic and immersive the flying sequences are in this film,” he said. “It was a lot of work, but it was worth it.”
“Top Gun: Maverick” is set for premiere on May 27.