Tom Cruise, star and also producer of the new film by top gun, paid the US Navy $11,374 an hour to use the fighters F/A-18 Super Hornets of the North American army in the filming of the film, according to Bloomberg. The navy agreed to hand over these fighter planes under the condition that the actor did not touch the controls of the fighters at any time.
The actor, famous for performing his own stunts in action movies like Mission Impossibleinsisted that all the actors playing the pilots in the film Top Gun: Mavericklong overdue by the pandemic, fly in one of the fighter jets built by Boeing so you can understand what it’s like to be a pilot flying under the strain of immense gravitational forces.
Cruise, 59, had also flown on a plane for the original film. top guna big hit in 1986. The actor ended up making more than a dozen outings for the new movie, but a Pentagon regulation prohibits non-military personnel from controlling a Defense Department asset other than small arms in training scenarios, according to Glen Roberts, chief of the Defense Department’s office. Pentagon entertainment media. Instead, the actors traveled behind the F/A-18 pilots after completing required training on how to eject from the aircraft in an emergency and how to survive at sea.
Roberts explained that the real pilots in Top Gun are not the arrogant rule-breakers who appear in the film, people who “would never exist in naval aviation,” but rather are scholars of the air who toil for hours in the classroom and participate on intense training flights at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada, where the Top Gun school is located.
A movie “doesn’t have to be a love letter to the military” to win Pentagon cooperation, Roberts said, but it does “need to uphold the integrity of the military.” Filmmakers must have financing and distribution for their project and be willing to submit their script for military review. Although the Pentagon can request changes, Roberts said he was not aware of any in Top Gun: Maverick.
Roberts claimed to Bloomberg that in his years working for the Pentagon media office, he had never seen the level of excitement generated around Top Gun: Maverick. The film is expected to generate around $130 million in ticket sales in the US and Canada over the weekend, not including the Memorial Day holiday, according to an estimate from Boxoffice Pro.
That would make it one of the highest-grossing movies of the last two years. The film will be released this week after several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.