Top Gun: Maverick’s director Joseph Kosinski explained why two major characters from the first film did not return for the sequel.
Kelly McGillis, who plays Charlie Blackwood, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s love interest, and Meg Ryan as Carole Bradshaw, Goose’s wife, are especially absent from the new film.
Miles Teller was cast as the son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw in the new film, but his mother is missing.
“We were not exploring stories,” Kosinski said in an interview with Insider, adding that he did not consider bringing the two women back.
“I did not want all the arguments to be always retrospective,” Kosinski said. msgid “It was important to introduce some new characters.”
For his part, Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots claimed he was asked to write a song for the film before Tom Cruise rejected the offer.
“I saw some scenes. They brought me in to show me some scenes and things, and I don’t really think I started writing,” Joseph said.
“Actually, it was pretty soon after they introduced me to show me parts of the movie that they were looking for and what they weren’t, then I got word that there was a wholesale trade.”
In a three – star review of Top Gun: Maverick, NME wrote, “Top Gun: Maverick does exactly what its intended audience wants to do: enjoy the air and military heroes without tying things too far. morality or complex character development.
“The story may not just be a Rocky-esque training film for the equivalent of a Death Star bombing run, but hints for the original film provide the emotional heart.”
The film will open in theaters on May 25.