February 25, 2024 12:40 pm

Top Gun: Maverick Director Recalls How Val Kilmer Reunion Scene Came Together
Top Gun: Maverick Director Recalls How Val Kilmer Reunion Scene Came Together

Top Gun: Maverick Director Recalls How Val Kilmer Reunion Scene Came Together

One of the most celebrated moments of the year’s biggest film, Top Gun: Maverick, would be the iconic reunion between original Top Gun stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. The impactful scene was brought up in a chat between director Joseph Kosinski and Glass Onion helmer Rian Johnson (per Variety), and it was asked how exactly the scene came to be. In the film, Kilmer’s Iceman is depicted as having throat cancer, a way of working around the actor’s real-life health struggles.

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​Joseph Kosinski also says that the scene didn’t need many takes as the emotions you see in the film are real. Read More