Val Kilmer calls Top Gun: Maverick filming ‘Moving’
While fans are waiting on the edge of their seat for Paramount Pictures’ long-in-development Top Gun: Maverick, one of the biggest points of curiosity is the return of star Val Kilmer (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), who has faced some recent health concerns and while discussing them with Good Morning America opened up about his experience on set. (Via CNN)
In an interview with the ABC morning talk show to promote his upcoming memoir, “I’m Your Huckleberry,” Kilmer called the sequel to the 1986 cult classic “moving” and found himself “really surprised” by the material.
“I don’t want to give anything away, but in between takes, Tom and I just laughed like we were in high school,” says Kilmer.
Top Gun: Maverick is set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick (once again played by Tom Cruise) is now a flight instructor, who takes Bradley Bradshaw (played by Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, under his wing. The film also stars Jon Hamm, Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell and Ed Harris.
Joseph Kosinski, who previously directed Cruise in Oblivion, will helm the sequel, with Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer penning the script.
A follow-up to Tony Scott’s 1986 hit has been in the works for quite some time, with Tom Cruise interested in reprising his role as United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer previously outlined that the film will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming a thing of the past.
The original Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott and also starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take My Breath Away” performed by Berlin. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
Top Gun: Maverick is currently slated to hit the theaters on December 23.