The funny video in this post shows actor Rob Riggle trying to get a role in Top Gun: Maverick by shooting an auditioning tape, flying in the back seat of a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet on May 6, 2014.
Robert Allen Riggle Jr. is an American actor, comedian, and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer.
Most people know him from movies like The Hangover and Step Brothers, but few are aware that Riggle served in the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and was deployed numerous times in Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.
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Although he attended flight school while serving with the Marines, Riggle still struggled to stay conscious through the F/A-18’s final turn.
Here’s his Top Gun: Maverick Audition Tape – Enjoy
Top Gun: Maverick will reportedly revolve around Tom Cruise’s Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he trains Bradley Bradshaw who is a pilot trainee, as well as the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (who was played by Anthony Edwards in the original 1986 film).
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Bradshaw will be played by actor Miles Teller. Additionally, the new film will also feature Val Kilmer returning as Commander Thomas “Iceman” Kazansky, plus Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell and Ed Harris will all also be appearing.
The movie was assigned a theatrical release date of Jul. 12, 2019 last year, but on September Paramount announced that had delayed the sequel nearly an entire year, assigning it a new release date of Jun. 26, 2020.