More than 35 years after the original Top Gun, the Tom Cruise blockbuster has gotten a sequel in Top Gun: Maverick.
In the original, Top Gun (1986), a younger Cruise stars as the hot-shot pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, as he and his co-pilot Goose (Anthony Edwards) take part in the Navy’s top college for elite fighter pilots. Maverick loves to push it to the limit, however that finally ends up getting him in problem and his confidence receives shaken following a tragic accident. But the glad ending prevails and he saves the day and gets the girl.
Top Gun stays a fan-favorite to this day, thanks to numerous factors such as a star-making turn from Tom Cruise, memorable helping characters like Anthony Edwards’ Goose and Val Kilmer’s Iceman, fantastic ’80s tunes like “Danger Zone” and “Take My Breath Away” and terrific aerial sequences.
Recently, Top Gun: Maverick star Glen Powell addressed the rumors concerning his intended cast into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking to Variety, Powell noted that even as reports have swirled that he can be playing the MCU’s version of Scott Summers aka Cyclops, all of the whispers are false. “Before Comic-Con, everybody was like, ‘Dude, are you Cyclops?’ No, I’m not,” Powell said. “Nobody has called me. I don’t even have one contact information for Marvel, so I have no idea what people are talking about.”
Powell later took to social media to in brief continue his thoughts regarding the rumors. Addressing the tone of his quote, the actor referred to that even as he may have seemed annoyed, he was in reality at a loss for words by the idea. “I sound angry and confused, but I promise it’s just confused,” wrote Powell.
From Top Gun to X-Man?
While many fans may be campaigning for the Top Gun: Maverick antagonist to don Cyclops’ visor, Marvel Studios has but to deal with who can be stepping into the role of the X-Men’s leader. The company has yet to offer any type of release window for the mutants’ introduction to the sprawling superhero franchise however audiences believe the beloved crew could arrive following the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars movie.
As for Powell, the actor is presently riding high at the success of Top Gun: Maverick. Hailed by many critics to be one in all 2022’s best films, the Tom Cruise-led sequel is raking in the cash, having recently surpassed Avengers: Infinity War’s box office numbers. Jerry Bruckheimer, who served as a producer on Maverick, defined why he thinks the movie has been such a big hit among audiences, pointing out the heart of the tale is on complete display. “That’s what it is all about; it is about the emotion, it is about bringing Iceman back, it is about seeing a actual movie,” Bruckheimer said. “You’re in the F-18 much like those actors are. They have been trained for 3 months to be able to get into an F-18 You can see the struggles of what they are doing, what they are going through. That’s all real, it is now no longer made-up.”
Cyclops isn’t always the best member of the X-Men it is been the subject of fan-casting. Many Marvel devotees are looking to expect who may want to fill the large boots of Wolverine, a role that was previously held by Hugh Jackman. Suggested performers include Daniel Radcliffe and Taron Egerton, both of whom have shot down rumors that they have got met with Marvel Studios about the role
Top Gun: Maverick hits digital platforms on Aug. 23 while the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD versions arrive on Nov. 1.