Tom Cruise ‘Really Didn’t Want To Do Another Top Gun Movie’ – How Director Joseph Kosinski Convinced Him

Top Gun: Maverick was a huge success, more than most people could have expected. However, Tom Cruise never wanted to do another Superior gun film after the first in 1986. Director Joseph Kosinski reveals how he convinced Cruise to return to the franchise as the Maverick.

Tom Cruise didn’t want to do another ‘Top Gun’ movie

Tom Cruise attends a press conference during the South Korean premiere of Top Gun: Maverick
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Tom Cruise originally played Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the original Superior gun. Superior gun wasn’t the box office behemoth its sequel became, but it had a passionate fan base that grew with it. Despite its popularity, Cruise didn’t want to do a sequel.

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