Tom Cruise has admitted he will make a sequeltop gun is “a daunting task”.
In a new interview with Heaven, The 59-year-old actor opened up about the making Top Gun: Maverick and how it wasn’t the easiest follow-up.
The new action film stars Cruise as the Navy’s top pilot confronting the ghosts of his past. It is a direct sequel to the original 1986 film in which he also starred.
“Take the continuation of top gun was a daunting task,” Cruise said. “Fans around the world — more than any film in decades have said please make another one, and I thought — I don’t know how to do this.
“And I would go home and think about how to approach it. So to hear how the audience thinks about that, I’ll tell you, I just feel so excited for them, I’m so happy about that, I’m relieved for them, you know.”
On Wednesday, May 18, Cruise also confirmed that he never considered going free Top Gun: Maverick to stream first, despite Covid delaying the film’s projected release date.
After the original premiere date of June 24, 2020 was postponed by almost two years due to the pandemic, the film is now scheduled to hit theaters on May 24.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, Cruise was asked if he had considered debuting the sequel on streaming platforms as the pandemic pushed back the release date further.
“That would never happen,” Cruise said loudly diversity. “I make films for the big screen.”
“I’ve spent a lot of time with theater owners. The people who serve the popcorn who do it [happen],” he added.
He went on to explain that he called theater owners and said: “Please, I know what you’re going through. You just have to know that we produce Impossible Mission and top gun comes out.”
The sequel has already garnered rave reviews from critics, with many calling it “the best movie of the year.”
Read that of the independent full review here.
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 24th.
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