A new version of the iconic aviator movie starring Tom Cruise will hit theaters on May 27. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, predecessor of ‘Top Gun: passion and glory’ (1986), hopes to revive the fibers of the fans of the franchise.
The film tells the story of “Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell”, a young pilot who attends one of the most famous aviation schools in the United States and finds himself involved in romantic and competitive troubles.
In the wake of one of the most anticipated debuts of the year, many fans have wondered what has become of the lives of the main actors of the feature film directed by Tony Scott more than 30 years after its premiere. It should be noted that some of them will make a special appearance in the new installment, returning to their original characters.
Tom Cruise as ‘Maverick Mitchell’
Being one of the most beloved actors in the industry, the 59-year-old American interpreter will be one of those who will return in the history of 2022, and how not if he is in charge of giving life to nothing more and nothing less than the protagonist.
Cruise’s life has been plagued with success. After his participation in the 1986 film, he acted in other films that also filled the box officeamong them, ‘When Brothers Meet’ (1988), winner of four Oscars, and ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ (1989), with which he received his first nomination from the Academy.
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His acting career has not had a single respite, as he has released more than 40 films, including the famous saga ‘Mission Impossible’, which premiered its sixth installment in 2018. In addition, he has established himself as a director and producer.
Val Kilmer as ‘Iceman’
Kilmer’s life has not been easy at all, as it has been full of ups and downs in his physical health. After having been ‘Iceman’ in ‘Top Gun’, was a participant in another classic of the 80s, ‘Willow’ (1988)in which he met Joanne Whalley, his ex-wife and mother of his children.
His musical career began when he played the body and voice of Jim Morrison, the soloist of ‘The Doors’, in Oliver Stone’s film of the same name. Plus, he was one of the most iconic Batmans the industry has seen in ‘Batman: Forever’ (1995).
When everything seemed to be going smoothly and after having starred in several movies, in 2015, Kilmer had to be hospitalized and underwent throat surgery. By 2017, it was revealed that the actor had cancer in that area of his body.
After going through a tracheostomy that left him with affectations in his voice, the artist returned to his adventures and was signed to star in ‘Song to Song’ (2017), with Michael Fassbender.
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Two years later he made his directorial debut in ‘Cinema Twain’ (2019). In 2022 he will be ‘Iceman’ again in the new version of ‘Top Gun’.
Kelly McGillis as ‘Charlotte’
Sadly, The stunning flight instructor of ‘Maverick’ will not return to the big screen in her ‘Charlotte’ character. According to the director of the feature film, Joseph Kosinski, this decision was made because “I didn’t want every story to constantly look back but he preferred to present some new characters”, he said for the medium ‘Insider’.
However, the actress does not believe in that version, because, according to an interview she gave to the ‘ET’ portal, she was not taken into account for the film because “I’m old, I’m fat and I see myself according to my age and the The film is not about any of that.”
Although ‘Top Gun’ was the beginning of Cruise’s rise to the top, it represented the opposite for McGillis, who each time he played smaller roles in film and television until, shortly after, he retired from acting.
“It was a huge challenge for me to have any kind of sense of self-identity or real self-esteem separate from what I did for a living. And simply, my work did not become a priority; sI did not initially raise my daughters and be the best sober mother that I could be, ”said the former actress for ‘ET’.
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He also admitted to being happy that Jennifer Connelly had been chosen to be Cruise’s new interest.
Anthony Edwards as ‘Goose’
Born in California, United States, Edwards became famous for his role as ‘Mark Greene’ on the medical series ‘ER: Emergencies’ (1992-2009), for which he received a Golden Globe and six Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to being nominated for four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards.
In the movies, he had leading and supporting roles in ‘El Cliente’ (1994), ‘Miracle Mile’ (1988), ‘Mr. North’ (1988), ‘I want to tell you that I love you’ (1985), ‘Revenge of the nerds’ (1984) and ‘Heart like a wheel’.
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Additionally, Edwards is president of Shoe4Africa, a non-profit organization that donates shoes to Kenyan athletes and aims to build the largest public children’s hospital in Africa.
After finishing ‘ER: Emergencies’, retired from acting and moved to New Yorkwhere he currently resides with his wife and daughters.
Meg Ryan as ‘Carol’
The woman who played the girlfriend of ‘Goose’ It will not return to the big screen either, despite multiple complaints from fans. from ‘Top Gun’. The reasons for her absence, according to the director, are the same as for Kelly McGillis: to explore new stories.
However, Ryan never deserted his acting career. Once she finished the pilots tape, she was in ‘The Wonder Chip’ (1986), by Joe Dante, and
‘Dead On Arrival’ (1988), by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton.
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His leap to stardom came playing the role of ‘Sally Albright’ in ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (1989), with which he managed to be nominated for a Golden Globe and become one of the queens of romantic comedy, that he repeated again for his roles in ‘Something To Remember’ (1993) and ‘You Have An E-mail’ (1998).
Her directorial debut was with the dramatic comedy ‘Ithaca’ (2015), a film in which she also acted. For 2022, the actress will return to direct and perform in a romantic comedy called ‘What Happens Later’, in which she will share the screen with David Duchovny.
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