Glen Powell remembers how Tom Cruise nearly killed him during reshoots for Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick in London. 

After more than three decades, Paramount released a sequel to the cult favorite Top Gun movie. 

The movie included a few new elite pilots, notably Rooster Bradshaw, the son of Goose Bradshaw, played by Miles Teller, and Powell’s Hangman.

however, it mostly centered on Cruise’s Maverick and his personal story.  

Cruise and the cast discovered methods to unwind during their breaks while filming the movie. 

When Powell was doing additional filming for Top Gun: Maverick, he decided to go skydiving in London.  

Jonathan Majors, who plays Kang the Conqueror on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, revealed that Cruise organized his skydiving adventure and requested that he jump alone.  

The actor was promoting his new movie, Devotion. Powell did, but on the way down he ran into specific problems that Powell felt would kill him. 

It is well known that Cruise went to great pains to ensure that Top Gun: Maverick accurately depicted the excitement of naval flying.  

The movie employed hardly any CGI, and all of the main actors—including the inexperienced pilots—underwent real training to become proficient in their particular planes.