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‘Top Gun’ alum Anthony Edwards reacts to how ‘Maverick’ handled Hans (exclusive)

top Gun Can Sum Star Anthony Edwards (aka “Goose”) Top Gun: Maverick With just two words: “Mission accomplished.”

Edwards gave the proverbial “Two Thums Up” review Thursday while attending the world premiere of Jennifer Lopez’s documentary, half the time (drops on Netflix June 14), on the opening night of the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

Edwards, who is one of more than five dozen jurors in 18 categories for the festival, admitted that he had not seen half the time Still, because, in her words, “world premiere means world premiere,” she had much to offer ET’s Rachel Smith when it came to discussing what almost four decades after the 1986 classic premiered. How subsequent sequels handled his character’s legacy.

For starters, the 59-year-old actor said he didn’t watch the world premiere of Top Gun: Maverick, In other words, they didn’t lay their eyes on the mastery of sound and visuals when the rest of the world did. As it happens, being a top Gun Alum has its privileges.

“If you make the first move, you’re lucky enough,” Edwards admitted. “I was so lucky that Tom [Cruise] called me He personally checked it for me.”

The actor then brought his son Bailey to the interview, saying, “So, we actually saw it in New York at the Dolby Screening Room with the best sound ever, and eight of us were watching it. That was fantastic.” “

Edwards portrayed LTJG Nick “Goose” Bradshaw in the OG film. His character (spoiler alert?) dies halfway through the film after an accident, while exiting an F-14 jet, forcing him and Cruise’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, to leave during a training exercise. it was done. Top Gun: Maverick Pay tribute to “Goose” not only with a barrage of pictures and flashbacks, but also with Miles Teller, who plays “Goose”‘s eldest son, Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw.

And as for Edwards, he is happy to be a part of the biggest film in the world without lifting a finger or saying a word. “It’s the biggest movie I’ve never had to show for a day of work, so it was fun,” he quipped.

earlier this week, Top Gun: Maverick Crossed the $600 million line at the worldwide box office as it crosses the $1 billion mark. While its success can certainly be measured by those figures, some might argue that its success also depends on what OG stars like Edwards think of the film. And for Edwards, it’s a no brainer.

“People had a certain feeling in the original and that one [Top Gun: Maverick] Edwards explained, “As I said to Tom, ‘Mission accomplished. they did it. Although he actually did. It’s a lot of work that went into it. It had a feel, it had a tone, it had what people wanted.”

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