New details about Top Gun: Maverick have emerged via Entertainment Weekly.
The new cast includes Danny Ramirez as “Fanboy,” Glen Powell as “Hangman,” Jay Ellis as “Payback,” Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, Monica Barbaro as “Phoenix,” and Lewis Pullman as “BOB.”
Director Joseph Kosinski says:
“Those pilots [in the first film] were entering the Top Gun school for the first time. In our film, these are all Top Gun graduates who are coming back for a special training detachment – which is another aspect of Top Gun where they can go back for specialized training after they’ve already graduated. They’re at a different level of experience than in the first film.”
All of the planes had cameras rigged up to them, so this will be very practical and probably breathtaking.
Kosinski also spoke about the film’s most extreme sequence which sees Maverick flying across the desert at an incredibly low altitude:
“For the sequence where Tom got to do some extreme low-altitude flying in this film, we had to get special permission from the Navy to do it. It was one of the most extreme aerial sequences that we could come up with.
Also, getting to do a real launch off a carrier and a real landing on a carrier – no one else has been able to ever do that in a movie before. Tom got to fulfill every kind of aviation dream that he had.”