'Top Gun 2′ to feature Maverick, drone warfare

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Unread post10 Jul 2015, 07:48

So who else from the first Top Gun will be in this movie?
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Unread post10 Jul 2015, 09:42

Tom Cruise has aged gracefully. Can't say the same for others... would require some serious blue-screen magic. :)
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Unread post10 Jul 2015, 09:44

Tom Cruise has aged gracefully. Can't say the same for others... would require some serious blue-screen magic. :) beach volleyball a bad idea.. :D
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Unread post11 Jul 2015, 06:27

Tom Cruise looks amazing for his age.
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Unread post12 Jul 2015, 04:40

KamenRiderBlade wrote:Tom Cruise looks amazing for his age.

AND prolly a zillion dollars in good surgery plastique?
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 00:34

For Top Gun II, Cruise wants to fly the real thing. No CGI.

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/56 ... ing-ii.htm

Any chance he actually gets to?
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 01:11

zerion wrote:For Top Gun II, Cruise wants to fly the real thing. No CGI.

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/56 ... ing-ii.htm

Any chance he actually gets to?


Maybe, it would be great publicity for the Navy and the F35 if they could do it.
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 01:33

No way he actually gets to fly in a F-35 unless it's in the simulator. They could stuff him into a SH though.
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 01:39

popcorn wrote:No way he actually gets to fly in a F-35 unless it's in the simulator. They could stuff him into a SH though.


I would imagine the story would be more at home in the F18F, that way Maverick could have a young WSO in the back.

Or, who knows, he could end up flying dogsh** out of Hong Kong lol
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 15:45

Question, when do they plan to start filming?

If it's this year, then the F-35C would be flying Block 2B software, limited to around 5Gs IIRC, it would be better if they can
film next year with Block 3i software giving the C it's full 7.5G limit.

the 1st movie used a lot of actual flight footage, and it still looks better than the pure CGI dogfight on that "Stealth" movie.

that French film "Sky fighters" also used a lot of actual flight footage on Mirage 2000s and it looks great. So heres hoping they wont
overuse CGI.

Pearl Harbour had some great plane shots, altough I suspect most of the P-40s and Zeros were CGIs, really good CGIs
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 17:43

zerion wrote:For Top Gun II, Cruise wants to fly the real thing. No CGI.

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/56 ... ing-ii.htm

Any chance he actually gets to?

Practically zero chance of him flying it. I don't think he much high performance jet time, and certainly not all the quals to fly as a civilian test pilot. If he's really lucky, they could strap him in the jet, and tow the jet down the taxiway. It would be a lot easier to find a "stunt double" that is his height and general appearance, who is already trained in the F-35.

For actors like Tom Cruise, the studio usually place heavy restrictions on what they are allowed to do for insurance reasons. I think there is more insurance on Tom Cruise, than the replacement cost of a F/A-18. In previous cases, they have loaned out airframes and cockpit sections for filming, but nowhere near flyable condition.
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 18:46

Cruise still does some of his own stunts 8) <----- (Risky Business - Cruise)
Would be funny to play up the "dogsh-- out of Hong Kong" angle though.
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 20:28

Shave his head and make him skipper of CVN-78.
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 22:09

neurotech wrote:
zerion wrote:For Top Gun II, Cruise wants to fly the real thing. No CGI.

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/56 ... ing-ii.htm

Any chance he actually gets to?

Practically zero chance of him flying it. I don't think he much high performance jet time, and certainly not all the quals to fly as a civilian test pilot. If he's really lucky, they could strap him in the jet, and tow the jet down the taxiway. It would be a lot easier to find a "stunt double" that is his height and general appearance, who is already trained in the F-35.

For actors like Tom Cruise, the studio usually place heavy restrictions on what they are allowed to do for insurance reasons. I think there is more insurance on Tom Cruise, than the replacement cost of a F/A-18. In previous cases, they have loaned out airframes and cockpit sections for filming, but nowhere near flyable condition.


Wouldn't it be easier & cheaper to put him in a F-35C simulator cockpit and green screen the heck out of it?
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Unread post29 Jul 2015, 23:43

Folks,
If anyone believes there is even an outside, remote chance that a Hollywood actor is going to "get checked out" in the F-35... an aircraft chock-full of highly sensitive technologies, and with a 9-figure cost per airframe... then you have unrealistic expectations. :bang:

It doesn't matter if he is/was a test pilot; whether he has 10,000 hours of jet time; or whether he is/was a military pilot in the past. There is no compelling reason to fly him in the jet that overrides the legal issues, security issues, safety issues, political issues, and cost issues.

It cannot happen. It will not happen.
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