The Sun is reporting that Tom Cruise is partly responsible for the delay with Top Gun: Maverick. It is saying that he has put filming of on hold so that he can learn to fly a fighter jet – making him the first actor in cinematic history to truly fly a fighter jet on the big screen.
“Tom is well known for doing his own stunts and the Top Gun sequel is no different… He prides himself on making the action sequences as realistic as possible… He won’t film all the flight sequences, it’s too dangerous, but he will fly some, making him the first actor in cinema history to do so.”
I don’t know if they’re actually going to let Tom Cruise fly a fighter jet by himself, but I’m guessing he’ll be in a twin seat fighter jet with a real pilot riding shotgun just in case. It’s good news though, more practical stuff from Cruise.
Green screen jet fighters? Not this time!