A few days before the cinema presentation of “Top Gun : Maverick”, Val Kilmer was nostalgic and released an unpublished photograph of part of the cast of “Top Gun”, surrounded by the authentic advisers of the famous school of Miramar.
Top Gun36 years back
And to think that he didn’t want to make the film, but was contractually obliged to do so… As for Tom Cruise, Top Gun was for Val Kilmer the film of the revelation and the beginning of a great career. As arrogant as he is charming and above all very effective in his role as opponent of Maverick to win the trophy, Iceman is a centerpiece of Tony Scott’s film. He is also back in Top Gun : Maverickat the cinema on May 25, 2022.
And with the approach of this release Val Kilmer split a nostalgic post on Twitter, with an unpublished photograph.
The actors and their “models” reunited
In the style of a college promotion photograph, we discover in its center the two actors Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, surrounded by others of the “false” pilots of the film, in particular Rick “Slider” Rossovich (top left) , Tom “Viper” Skerritt and Anthony “Goose” Edwards above Val Kilmer, but also Clarence “Merlin” Gilyard Jr , Barry “Wolfman” Tubb and Whip “Hollywood” Hubley.
But the real stars in this picture are the illustrious strangers without whom the film could never have been made.
Here’s a very special throwback to the real guys from Top Gun. We see here the real advisers Top Gun of the Navy.
Not long ago, Val Kilmer answered a few questions fromEntertainment Tonight Canada. Unable to detail the issues of his return to Top Gun : Maverickhe then remembered the 1986 film, evoking then a great camaraderie that still moves him.
My great joy was the camaraderie with the cast, with Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and also the incredible, irreducible enthusiasm of Tony Scott and Tom Cruise. My “crew” was Rick Rossovich, the funniest guy in show business at the time, and Barry Tube…