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Top Gun: Maverick: Tom Cruise performed all his stunts, it was him in cockpit in action scenes, confirms producer

Helmed by Joseph Kosinski, also featuring Miles Teller, Glen Powell is all set to release tomorrow in theatres.

Top Gun: Maverick: Tom Cruise performed all his stunts, it was him in cockpit in action scenes, confirms producer
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Last Updated: 05.50 PM, May 26, 2022


Age is no bar for this action hero Tom Cruise. He always ensure to do what he does best - action and he is known to always perform his own stunts. The film Top Gun: Maverick was no different for him.

The 59-year-old actor has been prepping for his comeback as Maverick for decades, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that he did all his stunts himself and it was him in the cockpits for those action scenes. That's him in that aircraft each time you see him flying, he informed The Hollywood Reporter. He added that they can't convince Tom Cruise to pull back. He'll do what he's going to do.

Cruise's co-stars have also stated that he isn't afraid to take on the more difficult roles. Lieutenant "Hangman" Seresin's actor Glen Powell revealed that he is quite focused when it concerns stunt work. Cruise also put together an aviation programme for everyone so that by the time they graduated to the F/A18, they wouldn't be passing out or vomiting in Naval assets, he explained. Maverick's love for flying seeps into you when he's teaching you how and where to fly, he said.

When the audience will watch Top Gun: Maverick this weekend, they can tell for sure that the majority of the scenes were actually shot in the jets without much use of special effects. The crew was actually flying in those jets, performing some fairly difficult maneuvers. And, they had to prepare for it.

By now, everyone most certainly heard about Cruise's basic training known as the Boot Camp for his crewmates. According to the crew of the second Top Gun movie, the experience was even more intense than one could have imagined. Cruise wanted to make sure his co-stars were prepared for the thrill of flying the high-calibre fighter jets featured in the film, and according to another actor Miles Teller, there was certainly some puking.

Some of the actors involved in training programmed puked on the first day and on the last day, regardless of what they tell, the actor told GameSpot. It was never something they felt entirely comfortable with. Out of the six pilots, three of them never puked or passed out, he added.

When it is Tom Cruise, his stunts aren’t just limited to on-screen performances. He appeared for the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in the only manner he understands how, on a helicopter aboard the USS Midway, a retired aircraft carrier.


It's been 36 years since the very first Top Gun movie, and it's taken more or less a decade to create a sequel. Top Gun: Maverick, which was originally set to be released in 2020, was postponed due to the pandemic. It follows the narrative of Cruise's Pete Mitchell facing his past and assisting his late friend's son, portrayed by Miles Teller, in his training as a pilot.

Top Gun: Maverick is all set for its theatrical release tomorrow May 27.

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