The world premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick”, the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 movie “Top Gun”, was held in San Diego.
“Top Gun: Maverick” didn’t premiere on Hollywood Boulevard on any old red carpet. Instead, a few weeks before the movie’s Cannes premiere, Paramount took over the now-defunct aircraft carrier USS Midway, and Tom Cruise landed on board in his own helicopter, proving that he was a true action star.
While fellow cast members Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, and Jay Ellis took a more realistic approach, Cruise, a licensed pilot, landed on the side of the ship in a helicopter and walked to the red carpet entrance to cheers from fans. Curise also joked with her fans that it would be too simple for her to take an Uber to the ceremony.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said it’s been 35 years since the original Top Gun and the sequel has been discussed for ten years. He added: “After director Joseph Kosinski and the film’s creative team explained Cruise the idea for the film, Tom pulled out his phone and called Paramount and said, ” “I’m shooting another Top Gun movie,” he said. The famous producer also underlined that Tom Cruise shot all the action scenes without stuntmen.
You can watch the moments when Tom Cruise landed at the ceremony by helicopter from the link below.