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Val Kilmer shares moving ‘Top Gun’ tribute to Tom Cruise
Top Gun Maverick co-star Tom Cruise.Kilmer, who starred alongside Cruise in the original 1986 Top Gun, has a cameo role in Maverick in which his character, Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, speaks through a computer.The actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, and currently speaks with the use of a voice box after successfully undergoing chemotherapy and two trachetomies.“36 years later… I’m still your wingman <3” Kilmer wrote on Instagram, sharing a still from Maverick alongside Cruise.Take a look at the post here:A post shared by Val Kilmer (@valkilmerofficial)Meanwhile, Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller recently admitted he thought he was “going to die” during a stunt on set.Teller, who plays Lieutenant Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw in the new film, was one of a number of actors to undergo a five-month training course delivered by co-star Tom Cruise to prepare them for the G-forces they would experience while filming scenes in planes.Of one scene, shot in an F-18 Hornet jet, Teller told LADBible: “I think when there’s that much adrenaline and a healthy bit of fear, I was able to hold [vomit] down. I guess that’s a secret skill I have.”“If anything I think it made me really appreciate how nice it is not to have to, you know, go 500 knots an hour all the time,” he said of his new appreciation for commercial flights.
Tom Cruise ‘didn’t want to make another Top Gun’ – and Maverick director only had 30 minutes to convince him
supports HTML5 videoTop Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski has revealed Tom Cruise really had to be convinced to get on board the sequel and was it the thought of G-force nausea that turned him off, or…Kosinski has teamed up with the actor for the anticipated sequel, 36 years after the 1986 original, but insisted Cruise ‘really didn’t want to make another Top Gun’, adding he had just 30 minutes to change his mind.Evidently, 30 minutes is all you need.Cruise reprised his role as pilot Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in Kosinski’s new action blockbuster, but in a new interview the director explained: ‘So I read the script, I had some ideas, and Jerry (Bruckheimer) liked those ideas. He said, “Youknow what, you gotta go pitch this to Tom directly”.’The director flew to Paris to meet Cruise on a movie set where he was shooting one of his Mission: Impossible films and was given a 30-minute window to convince the actor to return to Fightertown.He had a challenge on his hands because he found Tom wasn’t impressed at first.Kosinki added to Polygon: ‘We flew to Paris, where Tom was shooting Mission: Impossible, we got about a half hour of his time between setups.‘And I basically had 30 minutes to pitch this film, which I didn’t realise when we were flying over.