“Top Gun: Maverick” producer Jerry Bruckheimer said at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday that no one works harder than Tom Cruise, leaving the door open for another high-flying sequel.
Bruckheimer told Fox News Digital at the awards ceremony that there is no better actor than Cruise, who played Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the film. “Top Gun: Maverick” is the sequel to the original “Top Gun” movie that premiered in 1986, also starring Cruise.
“There’s no one like him. No one works harder, cares more, or is a better actor than Tom Cruise,” Bruckheimer said. “We’re very lucky that he came back to do another ‘Top Gun’ in ‘Maverick’ and made it the worldwide success it has become.”
The “Top Gun: Maverick” producer also discussed how the actors were preparing for the movie.
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“Our actors have had three months of training in different jets. First in a propeller plane, then in an aerobatic propeller, then in a jet and finally in an F-18, so that they can handle all the G-forces that the plane exerts, eight or nine Gs at a time,” Bruckheimer explained.
“It worked perfectly because our actors on the plane were real when we filmed it and that’s amazing. The fact that they withstood those amounts of G’s and gave a great performance on top of that made it a worldwide hit.”
“‘Top Gun: Maverick’ brought an older audience back to the theaters that hadn’t been there in years,” he continued. “And the critics liked it too. So it was a double blast right there.”
The hit of the summer of 2022 grossed $1.489 billion worldwide at the box office.
And when asked if there was going to be another “Top Gun” movie, Bruckheimer said Cruise was currently working on another film series.
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“We’ll have to wait and see,” Bruckheimer said of the potential of a new “Top Gun” movie.