UPDATE: US Navy officials responded to accusations of Tom Cruise’s alleged arrogance on set of Top Gun 2 and denied the claims.
“Tom Cruise and the cast were nothing but gracious and professional during filming to all of the sailors.”
A crew member who asked to remain anonymous previously told NBC 7 that Tom Cruise had allegedly asked servicemembers on USS Theodore Roosevelt not to look at him or touch him either. He said:
“He angered USS Theodore crew while filming [the ‘Top Gun’ sequel]”.
The crew member also said that Cruise’s behavior was:
The Navy official explained that “some sailors may have misinterpreted guidance from the Navy that told sailors to not approach actors while filming and not use cell phones on the set.”
The Navy official also assured that it “does not tolerate any disrespect to its members” and “wouldn’t allow” staff to be mistreated.
The original story is as follows.
Members of the US Navy are reportedly slamming actor Tom Cruise for alleged arrogant behavior on the set of his upcoming sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
Tom Cruise is currently filming for this highly-anticipated follow-up to one of his most iconic roles from the original Top Gun film in 1986. In particular, Tom Cruise is filming on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and apparently, the crew has been ordered not to look at nor talk to the movie star.
Facebook screenshots from numerous US Navy members on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt expressed their dislike of the behavior of Tom Cruise while filming Top Gun: Maverick.
This isn’t the first time Tom Cruise has received heated criticism from US Special Forces. In 2013, the actor made comments comparing his job as a professional actor to be just as, if not more intense than what troops in Afghanistan were going through.
At the moment, no official response has been made by Tom Cruise nor the production behind Top Gun: Maverick as a result of this onslaught of criticism from numerous US Navy crew members.
What do you make of these responses from US Navy members? Will this effect your chances of watching Tom Cruise in the new Top Gun sequel? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news.
Details on the upcoming film are still hard to come by but we do know that the film will, in part, focus on the first film’s protagonist, Maverick, (Tom Cruise), teaching a new generation of pilots. Val Kilmer is set to reprise his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky from the first film as well. The film’s cast also includes Jennifer Connelly as a woman who runs a local Navy bar and Miles Teller as the son of Top Gun supporting character Goose who sadly died in the first film. In addition, Ed Harris and Jon Hamm have been cast as well in unspecified roles. The film is being directed by Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski from a script written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Ashley Edward Miller, and Zack Stentz, with Christopher McQuarrie. Top Gun: Maverick stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Thomasin McKenzie, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris.
Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 26, 2020.
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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.