Tom Cruise didn’t want to make ‘Top Gun’ sequel

Director Joseph Kosinski stated he had simply half-hour to persuade Tom Cruise to star in “High Gun: Maverick.”

Revealing Cruise “actually didn’t need to” make a sequel to the hit 1986 blockbuster, Kosinski met with the actor in Paris the place he had simply half an hour to pitch the challenge.

“So I learn the script, I had some concepts, and Jerry [Bruckheimer] preferred these concepts. He stated, ‘You realize what, you gotta go pitch this to Tom instantly,’” Kosinski instructed Polygon.

“We flew to Paris, the place Tom was taking pictures Mission: Inconceivable, we acquired a couple of half-hour of his time between setups.”

“And I mainly had half-hour to pitch this movie, which I didn’t understand after we had been flying over. However once I acquired there, I discovered that Tom actually didn’t need to make one other High Gun,” he defined.

“It’s a type of moments as a director, you’ve got one on each movie, the place you’re on the spot to make a case for why this film needs to be made. I had half-hour to do it,” he instructed the outlet.

“Once I acquired there, I discovered that Tom actually didn’t need to make one other ‘High Gun.’”

Joseph Kosinski

As soon as Kosinski wrapped up his pitch, he recalled Cruise choosing up his cellphone and calling the pinnacle of Paramount Photos.

“We’re making one other High Gun,” Cruise instructed execs, in line with Kosinski.

Kosinski stated it was “fairly spectacular to see the facility of an actual film star in that second.”

Kosinski stated he had simply half-hour to pitch “High Gun: Maverick” to Cruise.

The director additionally revealed why the movie is titled “High Gun: Maverick” somewhat than a follow-up to the primary movie.

“I simply had the title, you understand, which I believe type of summed all of it up,” he instructed Polygon. “We aren’t going to name it ‘High Gun 2,’ we’re going to name it ‘High Gun: Maverick.’”

He added that the movie is a “character-driven story, a drama with this big motion movie round it. And that to me was what a High Gun film is.”

Tom Cruise played Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the 1986 film.
Tom Cruise performed Pete “Maverick” Mitchell within the 1986 movie.
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In its first three days in North American theaters, the long-in-the-works sequel earned an estimated $124 million in ticket gross sales, Paramount Photos stated Sunday. Together with worldwide showings, its worldwide complete is $248 million.

The build-up has been simply as flashy, with fighter-jet-adorned premieres on an plane service in San Diego and on the Cannes Movie Pageant, the place Cruise was also given an honorary Palme d’Or, and a royal premiere in London attended by Prince William and his wife Kate.

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