You guys sure this isn't just an April Fool's prank? Just throwing that out there.
The article is based on a video interview with Jerry Bruckheimer posted on Huffington Post on 3/28/14.RadicalDisco said:You guys sure this isn't just an April Fool's prank? Just throwing that out there.
Remember, the Pete "Maverick" Mitchell character was a Naval Aviator. So it's "Superbug" or F-35. Before the Crimean Crisis, the story could have been related to the "Asia Pivot."bobbymike said:Exactly, how about Top Gun II The Crimean Crisis? Raptors vs T-50mithril said:wasn't this the concept for Stealth?bobbymike said:Plot for TG II - Cruise vs Drones
Remember it is Hollywood - Maverick is recruited to fly the F-22 cause he is the 'best of the best' Plus I really want a portrayal, even fictional, of the F-22 vs T-50 ;DTriton said:Remember, the Pete "Maverick" Mitchell character was a Naval Aviator. So it's "Superbug" or F-35. Before the Crimean Crisis, the story could have been related to the "Asia Pivot."bobbymike said:Exactly, how about Top Gun II The Crimean Crisis? Raptors vs T-50mithril said:wasn't this the concept for Stealth?bobbymike said:Plot for TG II - Cruise vs Drones
Or the AFX-635. ;Dbobbymike said:Remember it is Hollywood - Maverick is recruited to fly the F-22 cause he is the 'best of the best' Plus I really want a portrayal, even fictional, of the F-22 vs T-50 ;D
The F-14 had personality that neither the Hornet nor Lightning come close to touching.AeroFranz said:eh. Hard to match the visual might of an F-14 with an F-35, even harder with a Rhino.
There are no two-seater -35s, so maybe that's part of the reason?
I hope they get support from the Navy and can do some live action air-to-air footage as opposed to CGI.
I'm keeping expectations low but you know i'm going to watch it regardless.
I'd love to see Phoebe Waller-Bridge kind of reprise her involvement as the voice of the UCAV protagonist in this based upon her role as L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story ;DDynoman said:Rumored casting from Flickeringmyth.com
RIOT FKA WRIGLEY: Supporting Male (20-29) Goose’s son. All-American good looks. Rode a football scholarship to an Ivy League degree. He is in love with Sugar. He distrusts Maverick and dislikes what he stands for, although they have a lot of similarities. Eventually, comes to respect Maverick and uses his techniques. He is forced to eject in enemy territory and Maverick comes to save him.
PENNY BENJAMIN Supporting Female (40-55) The mother of “Miriam” and sister of “Caspar.” She is tough and has been around pilots all her life. She resists Maverick at first, but his charm wears her down. Maverick falls in love with her and “Miriam.”
SUGAR Supporting Female (20-29) Latina. Cool and perfect. She has a sense of a loner and is out to prove herself to everyone. Naturally gifted leader. She and “Wrigley” fall for one another.
RYAN KENDRICK “KANSAS” Supporting Male (20-29) Southern-Charm. A laidback southerner who’s always smiling, which is part of his competitive charm.
TIM FLETCHER “OTTER” Supporting Male (20-29) Nerdy, but super competitive. A member of the class and eventually gives up his spot so Maverick can join the final mission.
KELVIN GARCIA “SHOTGUN” Supporting Male (20-29) Burly and earnest
CINDA CLARENCE “DRONE” Supporting Female (20-29) Sharp and tough
ADMIRAL ROBBY BENJAMIN “CASPAR” Supporting Male (50-69) No nonsense Texan, laid-back demeanor masks his intensity. One star admiral. He distrusts Maverick and doesn’t like his selfish attitude in the Sky. Caspar knows how gifted Maverick is, and eventually lets him join the final mission.
BOYD Supporting Male (50) A two-star general who takes no shit. Tough and weathered.
MIRIAM Supporting Female (10-12) Penny’s daughter.
CMC TOBIN MACRAE “ROWDY” Supporting Male (30-45) “Young, wiry” enlisted man. Maverick’s long-suffering Plane Captain
http://www.wavy.com/news/military/tom-cruise-sparks-top-gun-feud-between-us-air-force-navy/1212525440In a clear dig aimed at its friendly rivals, the Air Force's official account posted Cruise's photo with a caption that mocks Maverick's Navy jet -- itself an upgrade over the F-14 Tomcat he pilots in the original film -- as inferior to its own F-15 Strike Eagle.
"If Maverick really had a need for speed, he could hop into one of our F-15E Strike Eagles! #DYK: They have a top speed of 1,875 miles per hour," it said, touting the Air Force's own 1980s-era jet that has long been hailed as the most successful dog-fighting aircraft in US history -- tallying more than 100 aerial combat victories, according to Boeing, the plane's primary contractor and developer.
The Navy responded by simply tweeting, "Remember, boys, no points for second place" -- an ode to one of the movie's more memorable quotes.
Not to be outdone, the Air Force again leaned on the F-15's dog-fighting prowess with a reference to the aircraft's undefeated air-to-air combat record: "The F-15 knows nothing about this "second place" thing you speak of. Check the scoreboard! #Undefeated."
Hollywood’s latest take on naval aviation, Top Gun: Maverick, will likely pair the Navy’s new Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters alongside older Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, in the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster.
A film crew from Paramount Pictures was aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) the same time the Navy began launching F-35C jets off the ship interchangeably with F/A-18E-F Super Hornets as an integrated air wing.
With six F-35Cs operating aboard Lincoln since Aug. 20th, USNI News understands, the film crew almost certainly got an up-close look at the Navy’s newest fighters – operating alongside the Super Hornets, the EA-18G Growlers, the E-2 Hawkeye and the C-2 Greyhound.
Like an F-22 marking on a Super Hornet.TomS said:You do sometimes see "kill" markings from exercises, if there was something notable about the event. Maybe he won a 3v1 in some training sortie.
“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.”
“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.”
Is it just me, or does that look like a not accurate prop?