‘Top Gun: Maverick’ premiere: Tom Cruise arrives flying in a helicopter

Premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick”
Tom Cruise comes flying in a helicopter

Why is he doing this? Because he can. Tom Cruise arrived by helicopter for the premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick”. The film is the sequel to the 1986 original, which has now achieved cult status. It will hit theaters at the end of May.

This appearance was extravagant, elegant and certainly more than appropriate for the occasion. Tom Cruise flew in a helicopter to the premiere of his new movie “Top Gun: Maverick” in San Diego, Calif., on Wednesday night.

Cruise was obviously in a good mood.

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The 59-year-old landed on the legendary US Navy aircraft carrier “USS Midway”, which today serves as a museum ship and was quickly converted in the first place. Cruise descended from the helicopter in a black suit and signature aviator goggles before approaching photographers on the red carpet.

Beneath his blazer, the actor also wore a white shirt, light gray tie and black waistcoat, with black smooth leather dress shoes.

“But not today”

Although Cruise himself has held a pilot’s license for nearly 30 years, he did not fly the black helicopter, on which his name and the film’s title were written in white letters. confirmed actor according to “Entertainment Tonight”.

In addition to Cruise, several of the film’s co-stars were also in attendance. They included Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Monica Barbaro and Lewis Pullman.

“A drama at the base”

Top Gun: Maverick is the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun, in which Cruise starred as fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. In the new comic, he slips into the role of an instructor in the US Navy.

The original film has now achieved cult status. He meant a lot to his career, says Cruise. Because the technology is now so advanced, the sequel can deliver some spectacular scenes. “But at its core, the movie is a drama,” Cruise said.

Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski. Original director Tony Scott died in 2012. The soundtrack comes from Lady Gaga, among others. She premiered her song “Hold My Hand” from the film on Tuesday.

In mid-May, “Top Gun: Maverick” will also be screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The cruise is also expected here in person. The tape will then be screened in German cinemas from May 26.

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