Kelly McGillis and Meg Ryan were deliberately left out of the Top Gun To be continued, said the director of the film.
Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Mavericka sequel to the 1986 action film.
The long-awaited sequel features a number of nods to the first film, such as the return of Val Kilmer as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky and Miles Teller as the son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw.
Two actors who have not returned for the sequel, however, are Kelly McGillis, who plays Maverick’s love interest, Charlie Blackwood, and Meg Ryan as Goose’s wife, Carole Bradshaw.
Speak with insider, loner Director Joseph Kosinski admitted he never considered bringing either woman back.
“These weren’t stories we tossed around with,” Kosinski said, adding that the film already had many ties to the original.
“I didn’t want every action to always look backwards,” Kosinski said. “It was important to introduce some new characters.”
Top Gun: Maverick Stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman and Ed Harris.
The film was branded “best film of the year” when reactions began to pour in in April.
Top Gun: Maverick It premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18th and hits UK cinemas on May 27th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/top-gun-maverick-kelly-mcgillis-meg-ryan-b2077463.html Top Gun: Maverick director explains why Kelly McGillis and Meg Ryan haven’t returned for a sequel