Top Gun: “Maverick” in High Altitude Pressure Suit (After Ejection?) Does Tom Cruise Eject From An SR-72?
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Before you keep reading, this article may contain plot spoilers for “Top Gun: Maverick” and is entirely speculative.
Interesting photos appeared on TheHollywoodPipeline.com this morning showing actor Tom Cruise on the set of “Top Gun: Maverick”.
The set of photos show Cruise in his character as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell wearing an all-black flight suit. The interesting thing is that the flight suit appears to be a high-altitude pressure suit similar to the actual ones worn by high altitude reconnaissance pilots in aircraft like the U-2 and SR-71.
Notice the wide, round neck ring for a pressure suit helmet and the two fittings to the suit for life support and pressurization.
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Will we see (now) Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as a secret test pilot for a highly classified yet-to-be released stealthy experimental hypersonic aircraft?
Think about the context of the black space suit photos here. It’s just a guess, but the elements of the plot could fit together- and again this is a total guess:
Top Gun: “Maverick” predicted Story
The story may open with Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell now part of the secret development of the SR-72 hypersonic reconnaissance spy plane. Even more sensationally, his back-seater is a civilian test pilot and astrophysicist named Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood, Maverick’s old flame from the 1986 “Top Gun”. There is another accident for Maverick in the secret test aircraft over a classified test range. Maverick manages to eject at ultra-high altitude and speed and barely survives, but his civilian test systems operator on board the aircraft does not survive the mishap. Remember; in a scene like this we would not have to see Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood’s face, it would be concealed beneath a high-altitude flight suit helmet. Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is thrown back into despair over the loss of “Charlie” in the accident and the plot accelerates from there. This plot guess meshes with additional scenes where Tom Cruise is shown on a new motorcycle with actress Jennifer Connelly who will play a single mother who runs a bar near the base. It could make sense that Maverick seeks consolation with Jennifer Connelly’s character in the film. This also may completely wrong- it’s all just speculation based on today’s “leaked” photos.
Following the template for “hooking” audiences in movie plots that has been successful in every James Bond movie, “Top Gun: Maverick” may open with an action sequence where “Maverick” is in the new secret hypersonic test plane and experiences the accident we have theorized about That leads to what we have seen in the photos leaked (or intentionally “leaked”) today.
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