Jon Hamm Says 'Top Gun: Maverick' Footage Is 'Out of This World'
More than 30 years after the original film's release, a "Top Gun" sequel is finally set to take to the skies. And while the new flick has seen its share of delays, one of the new stars says it will definitely be worth the wait.
In an interview with Collider, Jon Hamm -- who will be playing a new character in flick, though no details about the role have been release yet -- teased some of the spectacular sights in store for filmgoers once "Top Gun: Maverick" hits theaters. The film, featuring returning stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, had been delayed from its original summer 2019 release date and shifted to 2020, reportedly to allow extra time to film flight scenes.
Based on Hamm's rave review of the "out of this world" footage he's seen so far, that production extension was the right call.
“They’re using some technology on this that is never before seen," the actor told Collider. "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.”
Sounds awesome. We're looking forward to seeing the finished product when "Top Gun: Maverick" flies into theaters on June 26, 2020.