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Performing real aviation tricks and other fun facts from “Top Gun: Maverick”

Performing real aviation tricks and other fun facts from

Behind the scenes of the 2022 Tom Cruise-starring film “Top Gun: Maverick.” (Paramount Pictures)

The long-awaited sequel to top gun finally hit the movie screens, in which Tom Cruise reprises his iconic role as Pete Mitchell, alongside a cast full of stars young and old, and in TechMarkup We tell you some curious facts that you surely did not know about this great production.

Microsoft flight simulator- DLC "Top Gun: Maverick".  (Paramount Pictures)
Microsoft flight simulator- DLC “Top Gun: Maverick”. (Paramount Pictures)

1. The production of Top Gun: Maverick had to seek permission from the United States Navy because Tom Cruise they had to perform a trick above the sky that was not allowed, and even the director Kosinski he wasn’t sure the actor could pull it off. This is a sequence where Maverick is flying less than 50 feet, at about 600 miles per hour.

In this regard, the director was impressed and believes that it is one of the things that he does not think will ever be done again: it is too dangerous to fly a fighter plane at such a low altitude. This near-impossible aerial stunt performed by Cruise adds to the list of death-defying feats the actor has pulled off throughout his career.

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two. A Chinese satellite spied the supersonic plane of Top Gun: Maverick, mistaking it for a real one due to its realism.

3. top gun is the story based on a magazine article in 1983. The producer Jerry Bruckheimer read in the magazine California a story titled Top Gun, about young naval aircraft pilots that said: “At Match 2 speed and at 40,000 feet it’s always noon.” The first sentence of the article that made him fall in love. Later he bought the rights and hired 2 writers to work on the story.

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Tom Cruise arrives at the premiere of 'Top Gun: Maverick' in London, Britain on May 19, 2022. (REUTERS)
Tom Cruise arrives at the premiere of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ in London, Britain on May 19, 2022. (REUTERS)
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Four. Top Gun: Maverick its premiere was scheduled for 2019, but it was delayed 3 years due, among others, to the pandemic.

5. Despite the fact that a large part of the characters returned for the sequel, they had to find another director, because the same one from the first film passed away in 2002. Therefore, Joseph Kosinski he was responsible for directing the sequel.

6. Tom Cruise I was really committed to this production. One of his requests to return to top gun was that I didn’t want any kind of green screen or CGI trick for the flight sequence. If he was going to fly in the danger zone, he wanted to do it for real.

Tom Cruise, the great star of "Top Gun" and its sequel "Top Gun: Maverick".  (Paramount Pictures)
Tom Cruise, the great star of “Top Gun” and its sequel “Top Gun: Maverick”. (Paramount Pictures)

7. The other actors had intense training to make the scenes on the jets look real, so the Top Gun: Maverick He worked with the Navy and the Top Gun school, designing a special training for 3 months.

The actors underwent underwater exercises, in addition to going through a training program with single-engine aircraft. According to Cruise, they would learn to build their spatial awareness inside the aircraft. After that, they were taken to pilot the L-39s to do stunts.

8. The actors had to learn to record their scenes while piloting, looking for the best possible shot, since it had to be self-directed. For this they had to teach them about cinematography and lighting.

American actor Tom Cruise reacts with his cast and crewmates during the premiere of 'Top Gun: Maverick' in London, Britain, on May 19, 2022. (REUTERS)
American actor Tom Cruise reacts with his cast and crewmates during the premiere of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ in London, Britain, on May 19, 2022. (REUTERS)

9. 173 million dollars were invested to produce Top Gun: Maverick and the protagonist charged 13 million for his performance.

10. The performance of Val Kilmer it was a condition for Tom Cruise to redo the sequel to the 1986 film, Top Gun: Maverick.

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