In “Top Gun: Maverick”, Tom Cruise is not only the protagonist, but one of the producers of the film,
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Top Gun: Maverick is the continuation of top gun, film that was successful in 1986 with Tom Cruise as protagonist. The world theatrical release has begun and is set to break box office records. After multiple delays due to the covid-19 pandemic, it has finally arrived in theaters.
It is not a remake of history, but of a second partwho in addition to Cruise in the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, accompany him Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, and Glen Powell. In this new lap the expert pilot, must train a new generation of airmen to carry out an important mission.
Tom Cruise-style action
Early reviews of the sequel have been positive, to the point that Top Gun: Maverick came to be applauded in the Cannes Film Festival. In addition to the return of Tom Cruise and some of the original stars of the ’80s film, there was another key element to the success of the film, and it has to do with the demanding action sequences and the training that the actors underwent to be able to film the aviation sequences in a practical way, no special effects.
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Undoubtedly top gun two It is one of the cinematographic bets of Paramount Pictures, so the studios project a significant collection around the sequel, of which many wonder how much it cost.
How much money does Top Gun: Maverick hope to make at the box office?
The first top gundirected by Tony Scott it had a budget of 15 million dollars and its collection was 357 million dollars, exceeding all expectations. Similar production costs have had the latest deliveries of Mission Impossible, also produced by Paramount and starring Cruise.
As reported, the continuation of top gun had a budget close to $152 million hence should get a figure close to 304 million dollars at the box office to recover your investment, although it can be widely exceeded if you take into account that the expected figures for this first weekend in the United States and Canada are estimated between 85 and 100 million dollars.
4 curiosities of top gun
protagonist in dispute
There were many actors who aspired to keep the role of Maverick that he ended up playing Cruise. Among those who came close to keeping the role are Sean Penn, Matthew Modine, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Matthew Broderick, Michael J. Fox, and Tom Hanks.
Tony Scott Nor was he the only candidate to direct the eighties classic. John Carpenter and David Cronenberg they competed to direct the film before Tony Scott (Ridley’s brother) finally signed on.
a few centimeters less
the height of McGillis (1.78 m.) compared to that of Cruise (1.70 m.) was a problem for the studio. The actress was asked to perform barefoot after she expressed concern about her height difference.
As everyone remembers, there was a lot of tension between the characters in Maverick and Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, Val Kilmer’s character. But it seems it wasn’t just acting. The two never interacted on set and did not get along. Although time smoothed things over, because Kilmer comes out again in the sequel.
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