Hollywood star Tom Cruise (59) appeared ready for the world premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” – he flew in on the red carpet on Wednesday (local time) at the controls of a helicopter. The landing site and premiere location was the legendary US Navy aircraft carrier “USS Midway”, which is anchored in the port of San Diego (California) as a museum ship.
In the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun, Cruise reprises his role as former fighter pilot, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who is now a flight instructor. The original film meant a lot to his career, Cruise said. The technology is now so advanced that it can offer viewers spectacular film scenes. “But at its core, the film is a drama,” Cruise said. He really cares about the characters and the story.
In addition to Cruise, co-stars were also like Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm and Lewis Pullman present at the premiere. Joseph Kosinski (“Oblivion”) directed the film. The original was written by the director who died in 2012 Tony Scott staged.
Cruise is also expected at the Cannes Film Festival in mid-May, where “Top Gun: Maverick” will be screened out of competition. The action film will be in cinemas at the end of May.