This scene with Tom Cruise which is one of the most impressive of Top Gun: Maverick was however not planned at all in the scenario but it was fortunately kept in the final assembly

Soon 4 million spectators in France for Top Gun: Maverick. A huge figure that only the yet not very good Jurassic World: The World After could beat within a few weeks (the feature film gathered nearly 2 million spectators in two weeks). The success of the film with Tom Cruise is not limited to France since the sequel to Top Gun breaking records all over the world. This success is very surely due to the ultra-spectacular scenes of Joseph Kosinski’s film, more in any case than a scenario which, let’s face it, does not revolutionize the genre.

In Top Gun: Maverick, the aviation scenes are quite impressive. In particular one of them which sees Tom Cruise flying at very low altitude against the orders of Rear Admiral Chester Cain, played by the excellent Ed Harris. It flies so low that when it passes over the rear admiral’s head, it causes the guardhouse to be destroyed, the roof being blown off by the speed of the plane. Right next to it, Ed Harris does not move one iota. However, this roof that flies away was not planned at all in the scenario of Top Gun: Maverick. “The roof of the guardhouse blew up,” Harris told USA TODAY. It was a fun scene with the jet roaring overhead. I held on, I knew what to expect. It’s really impressive to see this jet coming towards you from so far away and passing right over your head.” When he says he knew what to expect, he is referring to the flight of the plane but not the roof which is blown off by the plane’s pressure wave. If this breath had been planned, there is no doubt that it is a stuntman who would have taken the place of the 71-year-old actor. Which was therefore not the case.

Of course, director Joseph Kosinski didn’t hesitate to keep the scene in question in the final cut. If you want to (re) see it, it is located at the end of this trailer which promised us Top Gun: Maverick for July 15, 2020. The global pandemic caused by Covid-19 has postponed the event by almost two years.


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