Top Gun: Maverick producer Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed that all the cast had flight training so they could ‘get used to the G-forces’ to stop them from vomiting in the air. While Tom Cruise was feeling “the need for speed” during the filming of “Top Gun,” other actors were feeling the need to vomit.
Bruckheimer told the Reporter that they spent three months training the actors for the g-forces so they could shoot in real F-18s.
“On the first movie, we were using F-14s,” he said. “We put all the actors in there and every one of them threw up.”
The only Cruise took to the intense flying, Bruckheimer told the Reporter.
“We spent a fortune on filming them in a cockpit and the only stuff we could use was the stuff we had from Tom,” he said. “He could handle the g-forces. The rest of them, their eyes were rolling in the back of their heads.”
“Maverick” is likely to be a big moneymaker after it releases on June 26. The original grossed more than $353 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo, and adjusted for inflation it remains Cruise’s top-grossing title.
Cruise is reprising his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell for the sequel, but he’ll reportedly be acting as a veteran instructor helping a new generation of pilots in the new flick.
Tom Cruise returns as Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now a flight school instructor whose talents and exploits are a legend.
One of his students is Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), a pilot trainee and son of the late Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards).
A little more than two minutes long, the spot for the Paramount Pictures’ film is packed full of action and, of course, some motorcycle riding.
In addition to Cruise, the movie stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer, who reprises his memorable role of Ice Man.
Top Gun: Maverick flies into theaters on June 26, 2020.