Val Kilmer has shared a poignant message following his brief cameo in the action sequel Top Gun: Maverick.
Kilmer, who starred opposite Tom Cruise in the 1986 original top gunShe was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. After successful chemotherapy and two tracheotomy, Kilmer is cancer-free, but speaks with the help of a voice box.
When he came back with Cruise lonerhis character, Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, speaks through a computer due to an unspecified illness.
Taking to Instagram, Kilmer shared a still from the moment the couple reconnects in the film.
In the caption next to it Batman forever star wrote, “36 years later… I’m still your wingman
Cruise has previously opened up about his reunion with Kilmer. Asked about the moment, he said: “It was beautiful. All the experience, you know, 36 years to make this film.”
He continued, “There were so many moments in the making that were very special, incredibly unique. [Kilmer] is an actor that I admire a lot, so it was wonderful.”
Fans were moved by Kilmer’s message and shared their praise and support in the comments below.
“Your scene with Tom was the highlight! Loved the movie #Iceman,” one person wrote.
“That brings me to tears. I love it. We love you Val,” wrote another.
Top Gun: Maverick is in cinemas now.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/top-gun-val-kilmer-tom-cruise-b2102715.html Top Gun: Val Kilmer shares emotional message after cameo opposite Tom Cruise in sequel