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top Gun: Maverick’ Director explains the reason Kelly McGillis and Meg Ryan Didn’t Get a Second Chance to Reboot the Sequel


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Top Gun: Maverick, featuring Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell will be scheduled to be released in theaters in May. This long-awaited sequel is expected to feature nostalgic ’80s themes from the first and will also leave behind the iconic Tom Cruise flying as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in ‘Top gun: Maverick’ (Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures / MovieStillsDB)

The 1986 movie Top Gun, the plot is about Mitchell’s struggle to be the best pilot of his kind. With a more mature Cruise leading the film’s sequel, Maverick shifts gears and instead concentrates on Mitchell teaching a new crew of hotshot, young pilots to take on a risky mission that requires the destruction of an enemy’s stockpile of uranium.

The sequel will include an appearance by Lieutenant Tom “Iceman” Kazansky himself, Val Kilmer, who has battled throat cancer in recent times. But Director Joseph Kosinski doesn’t want the film to reflect on history too deeply, stating that it was crucial to let Maverick present some fresh characters. So, certain characters had to be taken off the screen. Kosinski confirmed to Insider the actresses Kelly McGinnis and Meg Ryan weren’t asked for the sequel.

O Promotional image that features Kelly McGillis as Charlie and Tom Cruise as Maverick in the film of the same name “Top Gun.” (Photo credit: Paramount Pictures / MovieStillsDB)

In this way Mitchell’s first love interest, Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood is not going to be in Maverick. Charlie is an astrophysicist as well as a civilian instructor. She initially resisted Mitchell’s advances until she eventually discovered her romantically drawn to Maverick, a confident but dangerous pilot. The pair end up being together. Their romance did not last for the 36 years required to create the sequel because Mitchell is now a romantic interest in Maverick.

Kelly McGinnis, who played Charlie was adamant in the year 2019 regarding being absent from the movie. She openly stated, “I’m old, and I’m obese and I’m not looking age-appropriate for my age. That’s not what the whole thing revolves around.” McGinnis, now 64 hasn’t acted in the past 20 years and has been concentrating on her family as well as getting clean and improving her overall health after being diagnosed with the Alpha-1 antitrypsin-related disorder. “To me I’d prefer to feel completely comfortable in my skin and be who I am at this point in my life instead of putting an importance on that else,” she said.

Mitchell’s new love interest she is a single mother and granddaughter of an admiral that runs the bar in which the pilots from Top Gun are able to relax and relax, was played by aging 53-year old Jennifer Connelly. Cruise and Connelly even recreate the iconic motorcycle-on-the-runway scene originally performed by Cruise and McGinnis in the 1986 film.e pivotal aspects to cr Additionally, Meg Ryan, who played Carole Bradshaw, wife of Mitchell’s best friend Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, will also not be returning to the sequel. Ryan hasn’t publicly spoken regarding Maverick or Maverick 2. She also appears to have decided to stay away from acting completely, the last time she was in a film dates to 2015.

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