Val Kilmer shares what it was like filming ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ with Tom Cruise: ‘No time had passed at all’

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Iceman and Maverick are reunited.

Val Kilmer just lately shared what it was prefer to movie “Top Gun: Maverick” with Tom Cruise practically 30 years after the unique “Top Gun” was launched.

“It was like no time had passed at all,” Kilmer shared with Entertainment Weekly on Thursday. “We blew a lot of takes laughing so much,” he continued. “It was really fun … special.”

Val Kilmer shared what it was like to work with Tom Cruise on

Val Kilmer shared what it was prefer to work with Tom Cruise on “Top Gun: Maverick.”
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Kilmer, 62, reprised his function of Tom “Iceman” Kazansky within the sequel. The actor revealed that even from a younger age, all the celebs shared a detailed bond.

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“We were all so young during the making of the first movie, but even then there was a special bond between us all,” Kilmer stated. “Even after shooting we would laugh and dance the night away!”

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Kilmer shared with the outlet how he acquired the information about starring in “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise on the set of

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise on the set of “Top Gun” directed by Tony Scott. 
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“Tom called me. I said yes immediately,” he stated. 

Within the newly launched movie, Cruise’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, is requested to return to coach a brand new batch of pilots for the Prime Gun program. The movie’s director, Joseph Kosinski, shared with the outlet that he needed to discover a method to incorporate Kilmer’s character into the film.

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“You had to figure out a way to bring Iceman in,” he said. “We met with Val. He had the idea of how to integrate Iceman in a really authentic way.”

Kilmer’s Iceman helps Maverick’s distinctive educating abilities as he battles with an sickness that took his voice within the film. This piece of the script resembles Kilmer’s private life. 

“Top Gun”, directed by Tony Scott. Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Val Kilmer as Lt. Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky within the background.
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In 2017, the actor shared that he was identified with throat most cancers and has since had bother talking. Like Iceman, Kilmer primarily communicates by means of writing. 

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Each Kosinski and Cruise knew that Kilmer’s return to “Top Gun: Maverick” was important. The scene the place Iceman and Maverick reunite was the primary time each actors have filmed collectively in practically 30 years. 

“Obviously [we] spent a lot of time on that scene, writing it, getting ready,” Kosinski stated. “I wasn’t sure how it was going to work. … It’s a really beautiful scene. We shot it in Los Angeles in a really beautiful house up on a park. Very special to see not only Val and Tom, but Maverick and Iceman back on the screen together.”

Tom Cruise attends the UK premiere of

Tom Cruise attends the UK premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” at Leicester Sq. on Might 19, 2022, in London.
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Cruise earned the most important film launch of his profession with “Top Gun: Maverick,” bringing in a projected $151 million on the field workplace throughout Memorial Day weekend.

The Paramount movie, which was delayed a number of instances as a result of coronavirus pandemic, now holds the report for the second-best Memorial Day opening of all time behind Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” which earned $153 million when it was launched in 2007.

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Each day Submit’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.

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