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Tom Cruise Denies Flying To Top Gun: Maverick Premiere: ‘I’m Flying This Helicopter But Not Today’

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Tom Cruise made an epic landing in a helicopter at the Top Gun: Maverick World premiere on Wednesday (May 3) in San Diego.

The 59-year-old actor landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Midway in a helicopter with the inscription “Tom Cruise. Top Gun: Maverick.”

Despite previous reports that Cruise flew the helicopter himself, the actor confirmed this ET online that he didn’t fly the helicopter at the premiere.

“No, not today. I’m flying this helicopter, but not today,” Cruise said.

The first reactions to this last week Top Gun: Maverick came in and they are extremely positive.

Cruise introduced the film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, via video link Thursday (April 28) at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

It was then shown to a crowd of cinema operators and journalists who ended up showering it with great praise.

It was also revealed that Cruise gave up the cast Top Gun: Maverick through “grueling” flight training during the preparations for shooting.

In behind-the-scenes footage of the film, Cruise explained how the cast conducted “challenging” and “all-encompassing” flight training for the film at his request.

“We have worked with the Navy and the Navy top gun School to formulate how to practically shoot it,” Cruise said, adding, “because if we do it, we’re going to fly in the F-18s.”

The actors learned how to operate the cameras on the jets. Cruise said, “I really had to teach them cinematography and lighting so they understood what’s going to look good on camera… I’m very proud of what we’ve all achieved. Each of them is exceptional.”

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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