They’re making a sequel to Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick. And since Tom Cruise has a lot of influence in these projects and likes his stunts and practical effects, Jon Hamm has been hyping the production values of the project.
“They’re using some technology on this that is never before seen. We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing. And it’s mostly practical. There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs.”
The new film sees the old hands show up to teach millennial pissant pilots how it’s done, hopefully against a fictional commie air force like the old movie. Elsewhere, according to TaskAndPurpose, a whole new bar was built on a beach for the film.
The bar — which was quickly erected this month by studio construction workers at the air station’s Breaker’s Beach — has a weathered appearance and features the name “The Hard Deck,” according to photos of the site that were sent in to Task & Purpose. The faux bar is close to the ocean and has beach chairs surrounding its exterior, in addition to an outdoor patio and fire pit.