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Val Kilmer shares what it was like filming ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ with Tom Cruise: ‘No time had passed at all’

Val Kilmer shares what it was like filming ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ with Tom Cruise: ‘No time had passed at all’

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Iceman and Maverick are reunited.

Val Kilmer recently shared what it was like to film “Top rated Gun: Maverick” with Tom Cruise nearly 30 several years soon after the first “Major Gun” was released.

“It was like no time experienced handed at all,” Kilmer shared with Entertainment Weekly on Thursday. “We blew a large amount of takes laughing so significantly,” he ongoing. “It was truly enjoyable … unique.”

Val Kilmer shares what it was like filming ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ with Tom Cruise: ‘No time had passed at all’

Val Kilmer shared what it was like to do the job with Tom Cruise on “Prime Gun: Maverick.”
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Kilmer, 62, reprised his part of Tom “Iceman” Kazansky in the sequel. The actor uncovered that even from a young age, all the stars shared a near bond.

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“We ended up all so young in the course of the earning of the to start with motion picture, but even then there was a exclusive bond concerning us all,” Kilmer mentioned. “Even soon after shooting we would chortle and dance the evening away!”

Kilmer shared with the outlet how he been given the information about starring in “Major Gun: Maverick.”

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise on the set of "Top Gun" directed by Tony Scott. 

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise on the established of “Major Gun” directed by Tony Scott. 
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“Tom identified as me. I mentioned indeed promptly,” he claimed. 

In the freshly produced film, Cruise’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, is requested to return to train a new batch of pilots for the Major Gun program. The film’s director, Joseph Kosinski, shared with the outlet that he had to find a way to integrate Kilmer’s character into the movie.

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“You experienced to determine out a way to carry Iceman in,” he reported. “We fulfilled with Val. He had the plan of how to combine Iceman in a genuinely reliable way.”

Kilmer’s Iceman supports Maverick’s exceptional training techniques as he battles with an disease that took his voice in the film. This piece of the script resembles Kilmer’s individual existence. 

"Top Gun", directed by Tony Scott. Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and Val Kilmer as Lt. Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky in the background.

“Prime Gun”, directed by Tony Scott. Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Val Kilmer as Lt. Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky in the background.
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In 2017, the actor shared that he was diagnosed with throat most cancers and has since experienced difficulties talking. Like Iceman, Kilmer mainly communicates as a result of writing. 

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Both Kosinski and Cruise understood that Kilmer’s return to “Prime Gun: Maverick” was essential. The scene the place Iceman and Maverick reunite was the first time equally actors have filmed alongside one another in virtually 30 several years. 

“Definitely [we] put in a great deal of time on that scene, writing it, having all set,” Kosinski claimed. “I was not certain how it was going to function. … It’s a genuinely stunning scene. We shot it in Los Angeles in a definitely lovely house up on a park. Pretty unique to see not only Val and Tom, but Maverick and Iceman back on the display with each other.”

Tom Cruise attends the UK premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick" at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022, in London.

Tom Cruise attends the British isles premiere of “Prime Gun: Maverick” at Leicester Sq. on Could 19, 2022, in London.
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Cruise earned the largest motion picture start of his vocation with “Top Gun: Maverick,” bringing in a projected $151 million at the box business during Memorial Day weekend.

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The Paramount film, which was delayed many times because of to the coronavirus pandemic, now holds the file for the 2nd-most effective Memorial Working day opening of all time driving Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s Stop,” which acquired $153 million when it was introduced in 2007.

Fox News’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.