Tom Cruise surprised arrived at the premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick" in San Diego, California, piloting a helicopter that landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Midway, which belonged to the United States Navy.
Top Gun: Maverick American actor, who will turn 60 this year and has a pilot's license, later descended from the plane wearing an elegant black tuxedo.
In the videos, published on social networks, fans can be seen, stunned, recording with their mobile phones the unexpected and surprising entry of the helicopter under the control of the actor.
Upon his arrival at the event, he even joked with his triumphal entry, assuring that doing it in Uber was too simple.
This May 5, the global premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” was held, the sequel to the 1986 hit starring Tom Cruise alongside Val Kilmer.
The activity took place on the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego, California, where actors and media gathered between ships and Army planes.
Cruise's landing then kicked off a spectacle of jet flights, uniformed servicemen and the sequel's cast also including Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly and Jay Ellis, among others.
It is not the first time that the actor unexpectedly descends the skies aboard a helicopter.
Last year, in the middle of filming "Mission: Impossible 7", Cruise landed in the garden of a private house in Baginton, in the district of Warwickshire, United Kingdom.
Before the closure of the aerodrome, the device landed to the surprise of an English family who only knew that it was a great movie star, but did not know the identity until they saw the actor walking on the lawn of their property. “It has been an incredible day. It was surreal, I still can't believe it happened," the owner of the house told the BBC.
Famous for performing many of his character's stunts, Cruise introduced the screening at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas via video message from the fuselage of a plane flying over South Africa.
Hi everyone, I wish I was there with you. Sorry about the noise,” Cruise yelled, referring to the engine noise and high winds. "As you can see, we're shooting the final installment of Mission: Impossible."
“Tom does everything at top speed and you can't stop him. He's going to get things done no matter what," joked producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who also worked on the first film, at the CinemaCon convention.
Plot details and reviews are embargoed until the film officially opens at the Cannes Film Festival next month, but "Top Gun: Maverick" drew a wave of praise on social media from journalists at the event. Paramount studio event at CinemaCon.
The film combines adrenaline-pumping action scenes shot on real US Navy fighters with emotional references to the 1986 production.
"All of our careers pretty much took off from then on," Bruckheimer said, explaining why he spent so much time before making the sequel.
Tony Scott, director of the first film, passed away in 2012, but Joseph Kosinki took over the sequel. "He approached the project in a way that would thrill Tom."
The sequel to the action movie featured access to the secretive China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in California's Mojave Desert, the director said.
It also featured Val Kilmer, who played Iceman in the original film and who lost his voice as a result of throat cancer treatment.
Renowned actor Tom Cruise surprised everyone when he flew in a helicopter at the premiere of his new movie "Top Gun: Maverick" in San Diego, California. The actor landed on the USS Midway aircraft carrier.
Social media was abuzz with videos of Cruise piloting the helicopter and slowly descending to the carrier, with the crowd screaming in awe at his heroic entrance.
The actor was particularly excited given that this film is the sequel to the classic film released in 1986, and captured his emotion with all the people who were at the Lowry Theater on the North Island naval base.
“Does anyone want to see a movie in a theater? Let's do it!”, He said before the crowd, which was extremely excited.
The actor, who turns 60 this year, made several jokes regarding the way he got to the premiere, assuring that doing it by uber "was too simple".
The presentation of the film was also accompanied by several shows that consisted of airplane flights, uniformed soldiers, and the actors who were in the original film, including Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Jay Ellis and Val Kilmer.
Tom Cruise returns to play his character Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, and according to the producers and actors at the time of shooting the scenes, he had no doubts at the time of recording the action scenes.
If there is someone who manages the entertainment industry well, it is Tom Cruise. The actor has once again not gone unnoticed during the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in San Diego, where he arrived piloting a helicopter, landing on the USS Midway aircraft carrier, which belonged to the United States Navy.
The American, who will turn 60 this year and has a pilot's license, is known for performing many of the stunts that characters in fiction boast about, this time he was at the controls of the helicopter, according to The Hollywood Reporter and later He got off the plane dressed in an elegant black tuxedo.
Upon his arrival at the event, he even joked with his triumphal entry, assuring that doing it in Uber was too simple. Cruise's landing then kicked off a spectacle of jet flights, uniformed military personnel and the sequel's cast, also including Miles Teller.
Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Jay Ellis, and of course Val Kilmer. “Tom said, 'I'm not going to do the movie without Val,' and of course we had to talk to Val; he was up to it, he helped create the scene with us, ”recalled Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the film, about the participation of the actor, who lost his voice due to throat cancer.
It has been 35 years since Cruise played the talented fighter pilot Pete Maverick Mitchell for the first time and the actor, as confirmed by Bruckheimer, has not hesitated to shoot all the action scenes that have been put forward. "Every time you see him flying, it's him on that jet," he has said about it.
Tom Cruise being Tom Cruise. This is how the performance of the actor could be summed up at the premiere of his new movie, Top Gun: Maverick, a guy who can never stop acting, even off camera. This is how he has dazzled everyone.
The premiere of Top Gun: Maverick was taking place in San Diego when the actor made his grand entrance by landing with a helicopter on the retired aircraft carrier USS Midway on which the presentation of the film had been prepared.
Tom Cruise, a licensed pilot and known for being a lover of risk, arrived in the helicopter to accompany several of his co-stars, including Jennifer Connelly, Glenn Powell or Miles Teller, who joked that arriving in an Uber was too much. simple for the actor of Mission Impossible.
And it is that more than 35 years have passed since the original Top Gun, which is why the actor wanted to celebrate this long-awaited sequel to one of the first films that consecrated him in his career as a Hollywood star.
Not only that, but it was also one of the first films in which he was able to put into practice his ability to get involved in the shooting to the point of not needing double action.
Tom Cruise is an actor well known for being one of the few actors in all of Hollywood who almost never uses stuntmen for his action scenes.
With Top Gun: Maverick it has not been different, as he has shown in moments shot behind the scenes and especially the arduous training to which he has subjected the rest of the cast, turning them into authentic fighter pilots like those in the film.
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 26 and although Cruise has set the bar very high with the premiere, we can't even imagine what he will have in store for the film as such.
It has been 35 years since Tom Cruise dazzled the world at the controls of a US Navy fighter plane in Top Gun: Idols of the Sky. Three and a half decades later, the Tony Scott-directed film remains one of the most iconic in Cruise's filmography.
But if Top Gun taught us anything, apart from the fact that if you go out of tune in a bar nobody tells you anything, it is that patience is a virtue for a fighter pilot. The Joseph Kosinski-directed film is on the catapult of Paramount's aircraft carrier, ready to take off.
One of the aspects that has been most insisted on in the promotion of Top Gun: Maverick is its photography quality. IMAX cameras have been used to adapt the flight scenes to this large format.
The interior of the cabins had six IMAX cameras: four focusing on the actors, and forward. In addition, several devices were placed in the fuselage of the planes, after a lengthy discussion with the Navy to get them to give their consent.
For this reason, Paramount invites us to see Top Gun: Maverick in IMAX format with its new poster for the Tom Cruise movie. The screen, the bigger the better. Note that, despite the fact that Paramount's tweet points to the premiere on May 27, in Spain it is brought forward to May 26.
Top Gun: Maverick takes place 30 years after the events of the original film. Pete Mitchell is a Top Gun instructor tasked with training a new squad of pilots for a mission unlike anything ever seen.
Among the new students is Lieutenant Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw (Miles Teller), son of his former partner Nick "Goose" Bradshaw. Maverick must deal with memories of the past while preparing for a crucial mission.
This is what the producer of the film, Jerry Bruckheimer, says, who affirms that the United States Navy — which has collaborated extensively in the production of the film has informed them that a Chinese satellite turned and headed for a different route to photograph that plane.
Perhaps the Chinese should be excused because the aircraft — which was built on a full-scale, non-flight prototype — was designed and built by Skunk Works, as Bruckheimer notes: “Joe [Kosinski, the director] worked with Skunk Works and Lockheed [Martin] to design the plane that's there. They had a lot of fun making Darkstar."
Skunk Works is Lockheed Martin's legendary advanced technology group, responsible for legendary advanced aircraft, from the P-38 Lightning in 1939 and the P-80 Shooting Star in 1943, to the famous U-2 Dragonlady of 1955 (still in use), the F-117 Nighthawk stealth bomber in 1981, the F-22 Raptor fighter in 1997 or the F-35 Lightning II fighter-bomber in 2006.
However, in 2013, reports surfaced of a new totally unshootable suborbital and hypersonic spy plane, which experts named SR-72. This is the machine that seems to have inspired the 'Darkstar', the fictional hypersonic plane that appears in Top Gun 2, apparently piloted by the iconic Maverick. In 2018, for the umpteenth time, both the US Air Force and Lockheed Martin did not want to confirm or deny the existence of the SR-72, which it was even said could be a drone and not a piloted aircraft.
The Chinese government, despite being more advanced in areas such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence, is still trailing the West in its aerial systems and other weapons, which they shamelessly copy to create their own versions.
Only recently have the Chinese made breakthroughs in creating technologies for hypersonic flight that have resulted in achievements like their glider performing "impossible" maneuvers, according to US military experts.
This does not mean that they continue to copy (and improve) ideas over and over again, as has apparently been the case with this fictional plane that is too close to reality.
Do you feel like sitting in the cinema to enjoy Top Gun: Maverick from next May 26?