“It’s very cool – the technology involved with putting cameras in F-18 Super Hornets is pretty cool. I’m excited for people to see it,” Top Gun: Maverick star Jon Hamm.
Top Gun: Maverick footage left Jon Hamm with his “chin on the ground.”
Speaking to Digital Spy for the upcoming Good Omens adaptation in fact, Hamm revealed that he had seen some footage of the Top Gun sequel and it left him pretty stunned.
“It’s very cool – the technology involved with putting cameras in F-18 Super Hornets is pretty cool. I’m excited for people to see it,” he said.
“They showed me 15 minutes of footage and I left the trailer with my chin on the ground. I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is so cool!’ It’s been a long shoot – we’ve gone since October – but it’s going to be very cool.”
Next year, Jon Hamm becomes the latest square-jawed man to enter the danger zone as he boards Top Gun: Maverick alongside original Top Gun stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. In the following video the actor reveals some on the upcoming sequel.
As we have previously reported, in February Scientology Money Project claimed that USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) crew had been ordered to not look at Tom Cruise or to talk to him while filming Top Gun Sequel aboard the US Navy Nimitz Class aircraft carrier.
A Theodore Roosevelt crew member revealed that Tom Cruise told the crew members on the aircraft carrier not to look at or touch him. However the person asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
“He angered USS Theodore crew while filming [the ‘Top Gun’ sequel],” the crew member pointed out on Feb. 17, 2019. They said that Cruise was acting “very arrogant.”
Nevertheless the claim was disputed by Officials with Naval Air Forces.
A U.S. Navy master chief in fact explained that the aircraft carrier crew was directed to “respect” Cruise and his crew during the movie’s filming. The master chief added that he doesn’t believe this was an issue.
However he pointed out that his service “does not tolerate any disrespect to its members” and the Navy “wouldn’t allow” Cruise to treat staff poorly.
Navy escorts who accompanied Cruise during the shoot said, “At no time did Tom Cruise say to a sailor, ‘Do not look at me. Do not touch me.’”
On Feb. 14, 2019 F-14A Tomcat BuNo 159631 was lifted aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in San Diego for Top Gun: Maverick production.
Besides the F-14 Tomcat, Top Gun: Maverick will likely feature the Navy’s new Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters alongside older Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets.
The movie was assigned a theatrical release date of Jul. 12, 2019 last year, but on September Paramount announced that had delayed the sequel nearly an entire year, assigning it a new release date of Jun. 26, 2020.
Maverick’s rides for Top Gun sequel will be a cool special painted F/A-18F Super Hornet (which experienced a mid-air issue while it was flying with Tom Cruise on board in September) and a new motorcycle that Tom Cruise already drove around airfield (as he did on a Kawasaki Ninja in the 1986 original) as shown in first pictures from Top Gun: Maverick set.
Tom Cruise teased the start of filming on the long-awaited Top Gun sequel on May 31, 2018with a tweet featuring an image of an older Capt. Pete Mitchell standing in a flight suit with his famous HGU-33 helmet (that wore to fly his F-14A Tomcat) in hand.
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