Top Gun 1986 cast: where are they now?

The only actors from the initial Major Gun 1986 solid to surface in the sequel are Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer.

The highly predicted Best Gun sequel, Major Gun: Maverick was unveiled in British isles cinemas this weekend (27 May well).

It encouraged a generation to go into the armed forces in America, with the US Navy stating admissions escalating 500%.

The sequel follows the tale of Maverick, virtually three many years just after we final observed him and characteristics a number of familiar faces from the cast of the unique.

Here’s all the things you want to know about who starred in Top rated Gun and where they are now.

What is the plot of Prime Gun?

Top rated Gun is the title of the US Navy pilot college, the place the ideal of the ideal coach to increase their flying skills.

Tom Cruise as Pete Maverick Mitchell in Best Gun 1986 (Pic: Corbis/Getty)

We adhere to pupil Peter ‘Maverick, played by Tom Cruise as he tends to make buddies with Goose, played by Anthony Edwards and clashes with rival pilot Iceman, played by Val Kilmer.

Maverick’s cocky perspective keeps finding him into trouble, but he isn’t just attempting to be the greatest pilot, he’s also competing for the coronary heart of his flight teacher, Charlie, played by Kelly McGillis.

Who was in the forged of Top rated Gun and wherever are they now?

Leading Gun served kickstart Cruise’s occupation, with the actor turning out to be well-known right away owing to his guide role as navy aviator, Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.

The cast incorporates significant names this sort of as Val Kilmer, who plays Maverick’s rival, Kelly McGillis who stars as Maverick’s like desire and Meg Ryan as Goose’s spouse.

Right here are some of the popular figures from Major Gun 1986 Cast and where they are now:

Tom Cruise: Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell

Tom Cruise gained the Palme d’Or all through the 75th yearly Cannes film festival (Pic: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

After his job in Top Gun, Cruise went on to come across global results in films this kind of as Mission Unachievable (1996-existing), Jerry Maguire (1996), Minority Report (2002) and Jack Reacher (2012-2016).

The 59-yr-old actor has starred in 39 films and is reported to have a web well worth of $600 million, according to Superstar Networth.

Val Kilmer: Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky

Val Kilmer as Iceman and Tom Cruise as Maverick in 1986 Best Gun (Pic:Getty)

Kilmer was originally a stage actor, but observed fame after his job as ‘Iceman’ in Prime Gun.

He has due to the fact long gone on to give legendary performances as Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991), an apparition of Elvis Presley in Genuine Romance (1993) and Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993).

It has been documented that Kilmer is hard to get the job done with.

Director of The Island of Dr. Moreau John Frankenheimer reportedly claimed: “There are two items I will hardly ever ever do in my full life: I will never ever climb Mt. Everest and I will by no means work with Val Kilmer at any time all over again.”

In December 2017 Kilmer declared that he had been battling throat most cancers for two yrs and experienced been through two tracheostomies.

His voice has given that been ready to be re-designed many thanks to AI engineering.

Kelly McGillis: Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Blackwood

Kelly McGillis in Major Gun 1986 (Pic:Getty)

McGillis performed Cruise’s adore desire Charlie.

Immediately after her purpose in Best Gun McGillis appeared in some films which includes The Accused together with Jodie Foster, on the other hand the actress stayed out of the limelight.

McGillis opened up in an job interview with Men and women that she was raped at knifepoint although dwelling in New York in 1982.

She dropped out of Hollywood in 2002 and worked as a counsellor, but producing a comeback in her function as Colonel Davis in The L Phrase

McGillis formally arrived out as currently being gay in an interview with shewired in 2003.

She  at this time lives in North Carolina wherever she will work as a drama teacher.

Anthony Edwards: Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw

Actor Anthony Edwards played the purpose of Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw in Leading Gun (Pic: Getty Photographs)

Edwards played the role of Maverick’s very best pal Goose in Major Gun.

He has due to the fact found accomplishment taking part in the job of Dr. Mark Greene on the to start with 8 seasons of ER.

For this position, Edwards has gained a Golden Globe, six Display Actors Guild Awards, and was nominated for four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards.

Tom Skerritt: Mike “Viper” Metcalf

Tom Skerritt played the role of Mike “Viper” Metcalf in Top rated Gun (Pic: Photograph by Mike Coppola/Getty Illustrations or photos for Tribeca Film Pageant)

Skerrit who performed Viper was properly known in advance of Best Gun for his roles in M*A*S*H and Alien.

He has considering the fact that went on to surface in Picket Fences (1992-1996), for which he won an Emmy.

Meg Ryan: Carole Bradshaw

Meg Ryan played the function of Carole Bradshaw in Prime Gun (Pic: Getty Images)

Ryan, who played the purpose of Goose’s spouse, has gone on to have a productive performing occupation.

The actress went on to look in movies these as Sleepless in Seattle (1993), You have Obtained Mail (1998) and City of Angels (1998).

Ryan made her directorial debut in 2015, directing the movie Ithaca.

Who from Major Gun is in Top Gun: Maverick?

Out of the first solid, it will just be Cruise and Kilmer who reprise their roles.

McGillis instructed Entertainment Weekly in 2019 that she was in no way approached to be part of the sequel.

She cited the motive due to her no lengthier seemed like your regular Hollywood primary woman.

The actress reported: “I’m outdated, and I’m fat, and I seem age-suitable for what my age is.”

Cruise’s enjoy fascination will as an alternative be performed by Jennifer Connelly.