Tom Cruise is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. He’s also known for his action-packed movies like “Mission: Impossible” and “Top Gun.” But will he continue to make action movies now that he’s older?
In an interview with Variety, Cruise said he would like to do more films that are “character-driven” and focus on story rather than just action. He also said he plans to take a break from making movies after “Top Gun: Maverick” comes out in 2020. It remains to be seen if Tom Cruise will stick to his word and make fewer action movies.
But if he does, it could be because he wants to challenge himself with different types of roles. Or it could be because he simply doesn’t want to get injured anymore!
It’s been more than three decades since Tom Cruise first played the role of hotshot pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the 1986 action movie Top Gun. And now, at 56, he’s set to reprise the role in the long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick.
But will this be the last time we see Cruise playing an action hero?
It’s possible. In recent years, Cruise has started to mix things up a bit, choosing roles that are less about physicality and more about acting chops. In 2013’s Oblivion, he played a drone repairman living in a post-apocalyptic world.
And 2016’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back saw him take on the role of a former military policeman turned drifter. So it seems that as Cruise gets older, he might be interested in trying out different genres and leaving the action movies behind. That said, he’s still got plenty of good years left in him, so we may not have seen the last of him as an action star just yet.
What Made Tom Cruise Decide to Return to the Top Gun Franchise
Tom Cruise decided to return to the Top Gun franchise for a number of reasons. First and foremost, he was a huge fan of the original film and felt that there was more story to be told. Additionally, he loved working with director Tony Scott and felt that they could create something truly special with the sequel.
Finally, he wanted to honor the memory of his friend and co-star Kelly McGillis, who passed away in 2015.
How Will Top Gun: Maverick Be Different from the Original Film
When it comes to sequels, the question on everyone’s mind is always “how will this be different from the original?”. And when it comes to Top Gun: Maverick, that question is especially relevant. After all, the original film was a massive hit in 1986, grossing over $350 million at the worldwide box office.
So how can its sequel possibly hope to live up to that? Here are some ways in which Top Gun: Maverick will be different from the original film: 1. It will be set 34 years after the original
The first and most obvious difference is that Top Gun: Maverick will be set 34 years after the events of the first film. This means that we’ll see a very different world than what was portrayed in the original movie. For one thing, there won’t be any Cold War tension between America and Russia – instead, the focus will be on drone technology and its impact on modern warfare.
2. Tom Cruise’s character will have a much more prominent role In the original Top Gun, Tom Cruise played second fiddle to Val Kilmer’s Iceman character. But in Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise will take centre stage as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell – now a flight instructor who takes a young pilot (played by Miles Teller) under his wing at the Top Gun school.
It sounds like we can expect plenty of heart-pounding action sequences featuring Cruise doing what he does best – hanging off planes and looking cool while doing it! 3. The love story subplot has been dropped entirely In an interview with Empire magazine, director Joseph Kosinski revealed that there would not be any sort of love story subplot in Top Gun: Maverick (unlike in the first movie where Cruise’s character fell for Kelly McGillis’ Charlotte Blackwood).
What Other Projects is Tom Cruise Working on
Tom Cruise is currently working on several different projects. He is set to star in an upcoming action film called “Mena” which is based on the true story of a drug runner in the 1980s. He is also attached to star in and produce a new sci-fi film called “Alita: Battle Angel”.
Additionally, he has several other films in development, including a reboot of “The Mummy” franchise and a sequel to his hit film “Edge of Tomorrow”.
Tom Cruise is known for his action-packed roles in movies like Top Gun and the Mission: Impossible franchise. However, it seems that he may be slowing down a bit when it comes to his choice of roles.
In an interview with Collider, Cruise’s producing partner, Paula Wagner, said that the actor is interested in doing more dramas and comedies.
Wagner said that Cruise is “always looking for new challenges” and that he is “not someone who likes to repeat himself.” It looks like we may see a different side of Tom Cruise in the future!