Update (The Trailer Has Dropped!)

While intrigue builds on what we can expect from Top Gun: Maverick, Jon Hamm had some thoughts of his own about the upcoming sequel starring Tom Cruise.

Tom Cruise and Miles Teller filming scenes in Lake Tahoe, California.

The former Mad Men star, who stars alongside Cruise in the sequel to the 1986 classic, explained why the film could look unlike anything moviegoers have seen before.

Hamm said:

“They’re using some technology on this that is never before seen. We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing. And it’s mostly practical. There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs”

Hamm plays a new character that wasn’t in the original film, Cruise is joined by OG cast member Val Kilmer, reprising the role of Iceman, while other new additions include Miles Teller, Jennifer Connolly and Ed Harris.

Val Kilmer with his daughter

Referring to Scott’s 2012 death, Hamm said:

“It’s a very strange experience but it’s been a wonderful experience as well. It’s basically getting the whole team back together. Unfortunately, [original director] Tony Scott is unavailable, but they’ve achieved a very similar vibe to the first one,”

Hamm wound up the interview:

“I think it’s gonna be, for the people who love the first movie I think it’s gonna be very interesting to watch. It very much takes the story in a different direction. But I think for the new fans it’s gonna be something very cool, too. I’ve seen some of the footage, it is out of this world.”

Top Gun: Maverick in 6K soars into theatres June 26, 2020.