There have been every kind of challenges in making upcoming long-awaited sequel Prime Gun: Maverick – mainly amongst them, discover a strategy to shoot eye-popping aerial motion sequences that positioned the celebs proper within the coronary heart of the motion. (An effort which, director Joseph Kosinski tells us, noticed them find yourself with 800 hours of footage.) However whereas cracking the high-flying stunts and cooking up an emotional return for Tom Cruise’s Maverick – this time coping with the arrival of Miles Teller’s ‘son of Goose’ Rooster – introduced their very own challenges, there was one thing way more grounded which proved to be trickier than anticipated.
“The largest factor was the jacket. Tom was actually combating the jacket,” Maverick author Christopher McQuarrie tells Empire. Throughout numerous factors in Tony Scott’s beloved unique Prime Gun, Cruise dons a patch-laden aviator jacket. However the query over whether or not it ought to return brought about actual complications. “The jacket was an enormous deal to lots of people. Everyone was saying, ‘It’s a giant a part of who Maverick is!’ I assumed, ‘I might barely describe the jacket to you.’ It’s not Indiana Jones’ hat. It’s not Superman’s cape. It’s an aviator jacket.” Cruise himself had misplaced that loving feeling for the jacket, and was reluctant to don it once more. “I used to be like, ‘That is ridiculous. I’m not going to put on this!’,” the star (and producer) says. “It was a part of the legacy of the primary one. How have you learnt what to go away out and what so as to add in?”
Ultimately, an answer was settled upon – Maverick’s classic jacket does, certainly, characteristic, with a particular operate to play. “We lastly found out the right way to put it in. It’s a fortunate jacket,” says Cruise. McQuarrie explains: “Now, we now have him open a closet and go into the again and pull the factor out and put on it for an important day. I mentioned to Tom, ‘You put on the jacket, the jacket doesn’t put on you.’ Maverick continues to be Maverick, however he’s not caught previously.”
Learn Empire’s full characteristic on the making of Prime Gun: Maverick – speaking to Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, Jerry Bruckheimer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and extra – within the Jurassic World Dominion problem, on sale now and obtainable to order on-line right here. Prime Gun: Maverick is due in UK cinemas from 25 Might.