Top Gun: Maverick is one of the most anticipated films by fans of that film that has already become a classic of the 80s. This new installment was presented this week at the Cannes Film Festival and it had an excellent reception: the public was on its feet applauding for five minutes when the projection ended. Critics say this is a worthy return for beloved Pete Maverick Mitchell (Tom Cruise), who will now be in charge of training a new group of aviators graduated from Top Gun, among which is the son of his faithful companion Goose (played by Anthony Edwards), Lieutenant Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller).
But this second part will not feature the return of two female roles that were relevant in the first: Kelly McGillis, as charlotte Charlie Blackwood (who had a love affair with Maverick), and meg ryan, who played Carole Bradshaw (Bradley’s mother and Goose’s wife). The role of Ryan will appear in the new film as flashback, but the actress is not part of the cast.
In 2019, when the return of top gun it was already a fact, Kelly McGillis He referred to his absence in an interview with Entertainment Tonight and said that she had not been summoned because of her appearance: “I am old, I am fat and I look appropriate for my age. And the film is not about any of that, “said the actress. Neither the producers nor anyone from the film’s management came out to give an explanation for Kelly’s absence in Top Gun: Maverick. It should be clarified that McGillis She has been away from acting for several years.
Perhaps, the one who referred a little to the subject was the director Joseph Kosinski in the post Insider: “Those were not stories that we were shuffling. I didn’t want every story to always look back. It was important to introduce some new characters.”. That was how the role of Jennifer Connelly (A brilliant mind), who plays Penny Benjamin, who had been mentioned in the first film as the “admiral’s daughter”. “Penny is a character we’ve heard about but never seen, so it was an incredible opportunity to bring the character into this movie,” he said. Kosinski. Penny is a single mother who owns a bar near the flight school where Maverick instructs the new military. Both will live a new love story.
One of the returning characters is Tom Iceman Kazansky, Maverick’s counterpart, played again by the actor Val Kilmer. With regard to the new faces we will have Jon Ham (Mad Men), Ed Harris as Read Adamiral, Glen Powell who will embody Hangman, Jay Ellis like payback, Monica Barbaro in the role of Phoenix, Lewis Pullman like Bob, Jean-Louise Kelly in the role of Sarah Kazansky and liliana wray like Amelia Benjamin, among others.