Top Gun Maverick will not hit theaters until July 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Glen Powell got to watch the final cut.
He shares on the “Watch With Us” podcast:
“I got to see the full cut of it the other day. It is one of the greatest movies of all time. I am so excited to show the world this. What makes me feel so good about it is that when you know you have the goods, there’s no need to rush it.”
“I want the theaters to be packed and people to feel safe,” Powell added. “We’re going to deliver a knockout punch — a cinematic knockout punch to the world.”
He promised it’s worth the wait:
“The sound design, the way it’s shot — it’s all a big, big cinematic experience. You want to watch it in that way,” he continued. “Tom [Cruise] and I talked after I watched it, and I told him! I was like, ‘I literally have no more fingernails left. I’ve chewed off all of my fingernails.’ … You cry, you laugh. It’s got adventure. It’s got romance. It’s just like one of those movies, where you’re like, ‘Oh, God, why can’t all movies be this fun and great?’ It’s so rare.”
Glen admits that he shed a tear or two during the screening. “It was a manly cry!” he said with a laugh. “There were tears but they were dry and salty, you know!”