Two back to back sequels of the “Mission Impossible” series is due to be released in 2021 and 2020 respectively.
Actor Tom Cruise was denied the permission to fly the $70 million fighter jet plane "F/A-18" in the film "Top Gun: Maverick." Producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed this news via military.com.
Bruckheimer revealed that despite Cruise's aviation training, the Navy wasn't keen on actually putting the superstar actor in the cockpit of an F/A-18 Super Hornet.
"The Navy wouldn't let [Tom] fly an F-18, but he flies a P-51 in the movie, and he flies helicopters," Bruckheimer told Empire, per Military.com. "He can do just about anything in an airplane."
According to Empire magazine, both Cruise and Bruckheimer wanted the highly anticipated sequel to be as authentic as possible.
We just started talking," Cruise told the magazine. "And I realised that there were things that we could accomplish cinematically. And I started getting excited about this big challenge of, 'How do we do it?' So I said to Jerry, 'I'll do it if…' meaning, I'm not going to do the CGI stuff."
The sequel to the iconic '80s film is directed by Joseph Kosinksi. The ensemble cast includes Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer. The film is slated for a June 24 release. However, the release date might get pushed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two back to back sequels of the "Mission Impossible" series starring Tom cruise is due to be released in 2021 and 2020 respectively.