Hollywood action film star Tom Cruise is filming of for the upcoming Top Gun Sequel “Top Gun: Maverick”. In this Article, We will tell you about the latest news from Top gun Set
Top Gun Sequel filming halted mid-flight as Tom Cruise’s F/A-18 experiences mid-air issue
Tom Cruise had to cut short the filming of an aerial sequence after a “flap warning” indication appeared in the U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet he was flying in Monday afternoon, September 17, 2018. The aircraft diverted to an alternate airfield following the incident.
The 56-year old actor was photographed wearing U.S. Navy flight gear and a specially painted Gentex HGU-68/P lightweight flight helmet. The photos were said to have been taken at “an airbase in Nevada” and have circulated on Hollywood gossip and aviation fan blogs including TMZ.com.
As reported by TMZ, Cruise flew in an F/A-18 with a Hornet driver from an airbase in northern California.
The U.S. Naval Aviator acts as the actor’s double, while Cruise sits at the back of aircraft with
cameras facing his point of view. According to Express, the two were snapped at an airbase in Nevada, having had to make an unscheduled landing after the jet saw a “flap caution” mid-air
Photo leaked from the set proves Maverick is going to use a customized version of the modern @USNavy HGU-68/P flight helmet instead of the old-fashioned HGU-33 shown in the first image image teased by @TomCruise (right image edit from shot leaked here: https://t.co/mFBpWxfwAz) pic.twitter.com/eV6x4NC2ij
— David Cenciotti (@cencio4) September 18, 2018
However Maverick and his pilot soon flew back to California in another plane though. The actor returns as Maverick in the highly anticipated Top Gun 2. His character is now a flight instructor who will mentor Goose’s son. Noteworthy Maverick’s ride for Top Gun sequel will be a cool special painted F/A-18F Super Hornet.
Other photos surfaced on the “Eggs, Bacon and Joey Morning Show” Facebook page that showed Tom Cruise dressed in a flight suit shaking hands with men and women also in military flight suits at Naval Air Station Lemoore in Kings County and Fresno County in Central California. F/A-18 aircraft appear in the background including the tips of the twin tails of one F/A-18 painted in colors that may be similar to the one we showed in a previous update that will be used in the filming of the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick”.
Word on the street is that Tom Cruise is going to learn how to fly the Super Hornet for TOP GUN 2 – makes an aviation photojournalist look decidedly amateur!
— Jamie Hunter (@jamie_aviacom) September 17, 2018
Tom Cruise Spotted Riding a Kawasaki Ninja H2 on the Set of Top Gun: Maverick
It looks like world-famous actor Tom Cruise isn’t the only old relic who is coming back to the new Top Gun: Maverick film. In the sequel that’s happening more than 30 years after the original movie was released, Kawasaki is also making a comeback in the shape of Cruise’s two-wheeled transportation or should we say Pete ‘Maverick” Mitchell, according to this photo published by People.
Taken on Jun. 1, 2018 the video in this post shows Tom Cruise riding a motorcycle around airfield as Maverick in first pictures from Top Gun: Maverick set.
According to Daily Mail, the bike wasn’t the only vehicle present Maverick is used to handling; also parked at the San Diego military base was one of the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets that will likely feature in the movie.
No “Top Gun” sequel would be complete without the need for speed, and photos have surfaced of Tom Cruise being filmed as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell riding a new Kawasaki Ninja H2R motorcycle on a runway for a possible title sequence that reprises the original 1986 sequence. This new Kawasaki Ninja H2R replaces the Kawasaki GPZ900R that he rode in the original 1986 film. “Maverick”’s new Ninja H2R displaces 998cc’s and has a top speed of (seriously) Mach .327 or between 206 and 249 MPH.
Top Gun Sequel “Top Gun: Maverick”
Filming for “Top Gun: Maverick” has also been taking place onboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during August. Film crews from Paramount and Bruckheimer Films were aboard the carrier until Sunday, August 26
The movie was assigned a theatrical release date of Jul. 12, 2019 last year, but unfortunately for eager fans, the sequel has delayed nearly an entire year, assigning it a new release date of Jun. 26, 2020.
Top Gun: Maverick will likely feature the Navy’s new Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters alongside older Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. Last month, in fact, a film crew from Paramount Pictures was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) the same time the Navy began launching F-35C jets off the ship interchangeably with F/A-18E/F Super Hornets as an integrated air wing.