Producer Jerry Bruckheimer says so.
Star at the start of the Cannes Film Festival last July with his shocking documentary, Val Kilmer will soon be showing for the sequel to Top Gun. We have few details on his return as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, but we know it was a will of Tom Cruise, as Jerry Bruckheimer told the magazine. People.
“He said : ‘We need Val, he has to come back. He has to be in the movie ‘. It really came from him. We all wanted him to come back, but Tom was really adamant: for him to do another Top Gun, Val had to be there.“.”He’s a great actor and a beautiful person“, continues the producer.”We had a blast making the first movie and we wanted some of the band to be back… It was an emotional experience for all of us.. ”
Jack, the son of Val Kilmer, who came to visit his father on the set of Top Gun: Maverick, says a little more: “They honored Iceman’s legacy, and he was truly thrilled. “He also met many real drivers present on the set who told him how the first Top Gun had them “inspired to join the Navy and Air Force“.
The actor has lost his ability to speak since 2014 due to throat cancer, but his voice could well be heard in the film. Val Kilmer has indeed collaborated with a company named Sonantic to create an artificial version of his voice, and the result is startling:
Top Gun Maverick: listen to the artificial voice of Val Kilmer