Tom Cruise wants Top Gun Maverick Co-star Glen Powell to be the Maverick in Top Gun 3. Yes, Tom Cruise is mentoring Glen Powell to be a Pilot for Top Gun 3.
- Tom Cruise wants Glen Powell to be Maverick in Top Gun 3.
- Glen Powell Celebrates his Pilot license.
- Glen Powell thanked Top Gunn star Tom Cruise for his Pilot license.
Nobody dares to step into Tom Cruise’s shoe until he makes them do so. After all, who’d risk their lives hanging down from a helicopter crashing into the Himalayan ranges? But this time, it seems like Tom Cruise himself is mentoring a co-star to step into his shoe and take upon his role. Yes, Tom Cruise in mentoring “Top Gun maverick” co-star Glen Powell to take up Maverick’s role in Top Gun 3.
Tom Cruise is ready to fly above the lands on the supersonic speed with his latest release “Top Gun: Maverick”. In this sequel of Top Gun, we’ll see Tom Cruise returning as Maverick after being one of the top aviators in Navy for 30 years. But this time, he’ll return as a teacher.
We’ll see him training a group of Top Gun Pilots for a special mission, the like of which no Pilot has ever seen. In this sequel, we’ll get to see him training fighter pilots flying some Super Hornet siblings and performing some death-defying stunts.
No doubt, Tom Cruise himself flew his Hornet and did all the stunts we are going to see on the screen. But other than that, Tom Cruise is mentoring one of his “Top Gun: Maverick” co-star in real life to replace him for next in the series of Top Gun. Yes, Tom Cruise is preparing his Top Gun co-star Glan Powell, who trains under him in the movie, to take up his place in Top Gun 3.
Tom Cruise wants Glen Powell to be Maverick in Top Gun 3
Everybody knows Tom Cruise always prefers to perform all the stunts on his own, even if it’s flying a Hornet in Top Gun: Maverick. However, doing so is not possible for his co-stars. Now, after being Maverick for two movies, if Tom Cruise wants one of his co-stars to take his place in Top Gun 3, what would he do? Leave them on their own to pull off the stunts with trivial CGI tricks? No, absolutely not.
That’s why, if in case he has to leave, he’s mentoring his Top Gun: Maverick co-star Glen Powell to be a good Pilot, if not as good as him. Glen Powell himself admitted that Tom Cruise is mentoring him.
Glen Powell Celebrates his Pilot license
Glen Powell, co-star of Tom Cruise in Top Gun Maverick, recently posted a short video on Instagram. In that video, he was seen celebrating his Pilot license after flying for the first time. Glen Powell highlighted “Pilot License” in the caption of the video, and then he wrote to convey his excitement, “This is a video of me after my first solo flight. It’s a tradition in the Aviation community for your instructor to tear away your shirt signifying the teacher’s finally off your back.”
He continued “My instructor @wallysaygers is just following the ceremony, he doesn’t rip off my clothes after every ceremony.” It shows how excited Glen is to be a Pilot. Though, the sad thing is it happened after he shoot for Top Gun: Maverick.
Glen Powell thanked Top Gun star Tom Cruise for his Pilot license
The actor stated that it was Tom Cruise who gifted him flight school training as a Christmas gift and mentored him to be a Pilot. He revisited the memories of shooting Top Gun: Maverick, and admitted how cool it is to be Tom Cruise—
“After wrapping a shooting day, Tom would rocket off into the sunset in his P-51 while I would limply shuffle into the cast van. The wings were just so much cooler then the wheels….” The actor continued, and he thanked Tom Cruise for being his mentor and gifting him the Pilot training, “….and for Christmas, tom bought me an iPad with my flight school downloaded and prepared. And yesterday, after months of flying, studying and testing…. I’m the real deal.”
No doubt Tom Cruise is the best co-star one can ever dream of. The man flies to the sets and seems like he wants others to do the same.
Though it’s not something official, Tom Cruise gifting Pilot training to Glen Powell in real life might mean he wants him ready for Top Gun 3.