More than 30 years after the original film’s release, a “Top Gun” sequel is finally set to take to the skies and while the new flick has seen its share of delays, one of the new stars says it will definitely be worth the wait.
Details about Top Gun: Maverick were recently leaked by Jon Hamm, and frankly it sounds awesome.
The former Mad Men actor has been cast in an as-yet-unspecified role, and recently spoke pout about what fans can expect when the film eventually opens.
— Collider Video (@ColliderVideo) May 28, 2019
In an interview with Collider, Hamm,who will be playing a new character in flick, though no details about the role have been release yet — teased some of the spectacular sights in store for filmgoers once “Top Gun: Maverick” hits theaters. The film, featuring returning stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, had been delayed from its original summer 2019 release date and shifted to 2020, reportedly to allow extra time to film flight scenes.
Based on Hamm’s rave review of the “out of this world” footage he’s seen so far, that production extension was the right call.
“They’re using some technology on this that is never before seen,” the actor told Collider. “We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing. And it’s mostly practical. There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs.”
Cruise briefly spoke to Access Hollywood about the film a couple of years ago, saying, “Aviators are back, the need for speed. We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one … but a progression for Maverick.”