Top Gun 2 Producer Details Intense Stunt Training Process

Top Gun: Maverick producer Jerry Bruckheimer details the intense stunt training Tom Cruise and other stars underwent for the high-flying sequel. The long-awaited follow-up to Tony Scott’s 1986 film is one of several Cruise-led projects that has been utterly derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with 
Mission: Impossible 7 and
8. Originally scheduled to release in the summer of 2019,
Maverick was first postponed to allow director Joseph Kosinski more time to choreograph the complex dogfight scenes. After the pandemic hit, Paramount remained committed to a theatrical release and continued to delay the potential blockbuster.,Now, at long last, the movie’s release is right around the corner. Cruise returns to lead the 
Top Gun: Maverick cast as the titular test pilot and flight instructor, Pete Mitchell, alongside Val Kilmer as Tom Kazansky, Maverick’s former rival, whose callsign is Iceman. Joining them is Miles Teller as Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, and the son of Maverick’s late RIO and best friend, Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, who was played by Anthony Edwards in the first movie. Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris also join the cast as newcomers. In the years leading up to
Top Gun 2‘s release, much has been publicized about the intense stunt training the cast underwent to prepare for the film.,Related: Top Gun 2 & Mission Impossible 8 Both Have The Same Tom Cruise Dilemma,Now, in an interview with
THR, prolific producer Buckheimer is sharing more details about the demanding training regimen the
Top Gun 2 stars went through, beginning with ”
three months of aerial training with G-Force tolerance,” which was grueling and time-consuming. In addition to aerial training, they had to undergo water survival training, in case there was an accident while in the air. Read what Buckheimer says below:,Kosinski previously spoke about
Top Gun 2‘s stunt training program, which Cruise himself developed. In recent years, no actor has been more committed to practical effects and stunt work over CGI than Cruise, especially in the
Mission: Impossible franchise. Though the US Navy didn’t allow him to fly the $70 million F-18 Super Hornet, Cruise demanded that every actor portraying a pilot undergo the necessary training to fly in a fighter jet. This allowed Kosinski to strap cameras onto the aircraft and capture everything for real, as the actors experienced actual G-force inside the cockpit.,All this stunt training and commitment to practical effects has seemed to pay off. Critics are calling
Top Gun: Maverick better than the original, with much of the praise directed toward the sequel’s stunning aerial sequences. With its theatrical debut coming up on May 27, audiences will finally be able to go and experience the film’s visceral thrills for themselves.,Next: Top Gun: Maverick’s Darkest Twist Would Ruin The Sequel,Source: THR