Top Gun Maverick Had Real, Breath-Taking Aerial Shots With 6 IMAX Cameras & Footage Of 813 Hours Filmed!

How Top Gun Maverick’s aerial shots were filmed (Photo Credits: Poster)

Top Gun Maverick is a box office hit and has already reached $900 million globally within a month. It’s rivaling some of the biggest films of 2022, like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The reason behind this is Tom Cruise’s love for realism.

In case you didn’t know, all the fighter jet scenes are real, and the actual Navy jet, the F-18, was used under the direction of Joseph Kosinski. This makes the film even more special. But it was clearly tough for Cruz, Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro, Glen PowellAnd the rest of the cast to shoot the scenes without any CGI.

It is known that the cast of Top Gun Maverick had to go through a boot camp to prepare for it to shoot aerial scenes in real fighter jets. Even the US Navy was involved at all times. It was even more difficult to get a clean shot of all the scenes in the air. So let’s see how the breath-taking, death-defying action scenes were filmed.

Each cockpit of the multi-million jet had an all-new camera system, allowing up to six IMAX-quality cameras to be carried inside. Top Gun Maverick director Joseph Kosinski revealed that these six cameras were placed in a different direction, with four cameras looking back at the actor and two looking forward. There were two jets in the air, meaning that 12 cameras were being used continuously, without counting those on the ground and other external mounts.

The director also revealed that in one day, 26 cameras were in operation, and in total, 813 hours of aerial footage were shot, with two hours added to the final film. We appreciate the editors! It’s unbelievable the extent to which Tom Cruise and the rest of the cast went to make this film.

Especially, given the 7.5 g-forces drawn by them all, and Tom Cruise has a huge helping hand to the others. Now all eyes are on Top Gun Maverick which will touch the one billion mark at the box office.

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