Jon Hamm on ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and the Film’s “Never-Before-Seen” Technology


Jon Hamm is set to enter the danger zone next year as a member of the cast of “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel to the iconic 1984 Tom Cruise-led action thriller.

Appearing at the “Good Omens” world premiere in the UK this week, Colliderspoke with Hamm about the upcoming sequel where he revealed that director Joseph Kosinski (“TRON: Legacy”) is using ‘never before seen’ technology and very practical sets to bring the film to life:

“They’re using some technology on this that is never before seen. We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing. And it’s mostly practical. There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs.”

He also says Kosinski is working hard to make sure the film matches much of the tone and feel of the late Tony Scott’s original feature:

“It’s a very strange experience but it’s been a wonderful experience as well. It’s basically getting the whole team back together. Unfortunately, [original director] Tony Scott is unavailable, but they’ve achieved a very similar vibe to the first one. I think it’s gonna be, for the people who love the first movie I think it’s gonna’ be very interesting to watch. It very much takes the story in a different direction. But I think for the new fans it’s gonna be something very cool, too. I’ve seen some of the footage, it is out of this world.”

Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell and Ed Harris co-star in “Top Gun: Maverick” which is rocking a sizeable $140 million budget and is slated to open June 26th 2020.