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Re: Top Gun 2
« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2019, 17:38:43 »
Everyone is postulating that TG2 is set in the current day (2019).  This movie has been under development since 2010 and was to be originally released this year.  It could, in fact, be set a few years ago when Maverick had just hit 30 years and was in that magical last month of service. 
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Re: Top Gun 2
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2019, 10:11:25 »
In other news, China is not a fan of Maverick's jacket...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/22/media/top-gun-flags-intl-hnk/index.html
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Re: Top Gun 2
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2019, 19:42:09 »
Tom Cruise is 57, DOB July 03 1962

Original Top Gun 1986, Putting at  Maverick at 24
And here's a bit more on the whole age thing ...
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... Could a real-world Capt. Mitchell still fly missions 33 years after audiences first saw the iconic naval aviator buzz control towers in the 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun”?

The short answer is yes, the Navy Personnel Command told USNI News on Monday. However, the scenarios run from unlikely to far-fetched.

The most straightforward answer to have a captain with 35-plus years of service is for the captain to have previous enlisted experience. In the case of Maverick, this scenario doesn’t fit with the movie’s timeline – Maverick was a lieutenant in 1986.

Another possible scenario occurs if there’s a break in service. For instance, perhaps at some point after the famous incident involving MiGs of uncertain origin over the Indian Ocean, as depicted in the first “Top Gun,” Maverick left active duty and did some time in the Navy Reserve. Then later, he returned to active duty. With more than five years in the reserves, Maverick could be pushing 37 years in uniform.

The final scenario for Maverick would be if he were retired but retained in service, a scenario that keeps individuals in uniform after reaching their statutory retirement. Generally speaking, cases of individuals being retired but retained are rare, but not unheard of, according to Naval Personnel Command ...
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Re: Top Gun 2
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2019, 09:01:43 »
Now we know why he never made it past Captain!

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Re: Top Gun 2
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2019, 09:12:30 »
Now we know why he never made it past Captain!

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Re: Top Gun 2
« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2019, 09:47:00 »
Its Hollyweird so anything is possible. Hollywood is all about remakes right now because they have a built in audience. The bit with the patches is a hat tip to China where they buy alot of US made films.

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Re: Top Gun 2
« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2019, 09:57:16 »
Chinese company is also heavily involved in film funding American films...
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Re: Top Gun 2
« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2019, 14:55:38 »
Its Hollyweird so anything is possible. Hollywood is all about remakes right now because they have a built in audience. The bit with the patches is a hat tip to China where they buy alot of US made films.

In this case, Tencent (a Chinese company) is one of the partners for monetary backing alongside Paramount. 
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