High Gun’s Goose Actor Praises Maverick Sequel Film

High Gun’s LTJG Nick “Goose” Bradshaw himself, Anthony Edwards, says High Gun: Maverick “does precisely” what the unique did, “solely extra so.”

Warning: This text comprises spoilers for High Gun: Maverick

High Gun’s Goose actor, Anthony Edwards, has excessive reward for sequel film High Gun: Maverick. Edwards appeared as Nick “Goose” Bradshaw alongside Tom Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Tony Scott’s authentic High Gun, which noticed the pair practice on the US Navy’s Fighter Weapons Faculty on the Naval Air Station in San Diego, California, aka TOPGUN. Bradshaw’s character tragically dies midway by the unique movie throughout an train, leaving Maverick to sing “Nice Balls of Fireplace” alone and fly with out his wingman.


After spending practically a decade in growth and dealing with 5 COVID-19-related delays, Joseph Kosinski’s follow-up to Scott’s traditional arrived in theaters final month. High Gun: Maverick picks up with its eponymous aviator 36 years after the occasions of the unique movie. Because of his perpetual “want for velocity,” the now-older Maverick Mitchell has dodged promotions to keep away from being grounded. After spectacularly destroying a prototype aircraft in the beginning of the movie, Maverick is distributed again to TOPGUN on the behest of his previous rival-turned-friend, Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky (Val Kilmer). There, he should practice a detachment of High Gun graduates for a harmful mission in enemy territory. This detachment contains the son of his late wingman in Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller).

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In a latest interview with ET, Edwards revealed his response to High Gun: Maverick. Whereas he didn’t attend the movie’s world premiere, Cruise screened it for him on the Dolby screening room in New York. The unique High Gun actor had excessive reward for the sequel, saying:

“Individuals had a sure feeling within the authentic one and that one [Top Gun: Maverick] does precisely what it felt like seeing it the primary time, solely extra so. As I mentioned to Tom, ‘mission completed.’ They did it. They actually did although. It is numerous work that went into that. It had the texture, it had the tone, it had what individuals wished.”

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As Edwards says, numerous work actually did go into making High Gun: Maverick. Along with the time the movie spent in developmental purgatory, and a revolving door of creatives, Cruise developed an intense coaching program for his youthful co-stars and crew, instructing them to deal with the G-force of the F/A-18 planes and work their cameras within the cockpit. Maverick options sensible aviation stuntwork, with the crew constructing model new cameras to seize the sequel’s spectacular flight sequences. In addition to its spectacular aerial scenes, High Gun: Maverick has additionally been universally praised as an emotionally resonant story, thanks largely to the best way by which it addresses the unique film’s enduring legacy.

From Rooster’s rival in Jake “Hangman” Seresin (Glen Powell), a recreation of the unique High Gun’s iconic bar and seashore scenes, to an emotional reunion between Cruise and Kilmer, as Edwards factors out, Maverick pays homage to its predecessor in some ways. Nonetheless, its total narrative additionally comprises a satisfying arc for each the late Goose and his son, Rooster, because the latter goes from deeply resenting Maverick to saving his life. And whereas the now-59-year-old Edwards doesn’t seem within the movie, he is proven in pictures and flashbacks, making Goose’s dying much more impactful and by no means letting the High Gun: Maverick viewers overlook his beloved character.

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Supply: ET

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