It’s been 34 years since Top Gun came out, and in that time moviemaking technology has improved significantly. In a recent interview Actor Jon Hamm reveals the details about that Top Gun: “Maverick”. Speaking to the actor at the world premiere for Amazon’s Good Omens, Collider’s Steve Weintraub got some details from Hamm on the upcoming sequel.
While the actor couldn’t divulge much about his character, he did reveal that director Joseph Kosinski is using some “never before seen” technology and shooting the film in 6K.
“They’re using some technology on this that is never before seen. We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing. And it’s mostly practical. There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs.”
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Hamm also discussed the feeling of walking on to sets practically identical to those used in 1986 original, an experience that resulted in the footage he called “out of this world.”
“It’s a very strange experience but it’s been a wonderful experience as well. It’s basically getting the whole team back together. Unfortunately, [original director] Tony Scott is unavailable, but they’ve achieved a very similar vibe to the first one. I think it’s gonna be, for the people who love the first movie I think it’s gonna’ be very interesting to watch. It very much takes the story in a different direction. But I think for the new fans it’s gonna be something very cool, too. I’ve seen some of the footage, it is out of this world.”
The 48-year-old Mad Men actor stars in the film along with Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, who are reprising their roles as Maverick and Iceman from the original 1986 movie.
In Top Gun: Maverick, Jon Hamm will portray a high-ranking U.S. Navy officer, but few character details have been revealed. However, the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick offers a few clues. Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled for a June 26, 2020 release.
Hamm didn’t appear in the original Top Gun, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his character won’t be narratively linked to the original movie. Here’s what we know about Hamm’s role in Top Gun: Maverick, and what it means for the central storyline.
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).
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.
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The film’s screenplay was written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie and Eric Warren Singer, based on characters created by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. It is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who previously worked with Cruise on the 2013 sci-fi epic Oblivion.
Top Gun: Maverick was originally slated to release this year, but its premiere date was pushed back to June 26, 2020.