The idea of legacy sequels has started to fade away. The audience has recognized it as a cash-grab attempt from yesterday’s nostalgia. Superhero movies have become the tentpole, leaving any other kind of cinema in the dust. Against all odds, ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ and Tom Cruise have rejuvenated the sequels and cinema itself.
The undeniable charisma of Tom Cruise, the last of the American movie stars, brought back the audience rushing to see the new generation of pilots taking the world by storm! Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Tom Cruise reprises his starring role as the naval aviator Maverick in the sequel. We have a list of all the eye-catching locations of the movie, and in the interim urge, you to watch the movie if you fear we might give away any spoilers.
Where Was Top Gun Maverick Shot? Where Are The Filming Locations?
Top Gun Maverick Beach and Bar Scene
Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado on the San Diego Bay, was the location for the iconic beach scene. The beach we see in the movie is an actual beach named Breakers Beach. It’s a private military beach located on North Island, Coronado.
The iconic bar, called Hard Deck, is where the audience gets the first look at the new generation of pilots about to be trained by Tom Cruise‘s character in the movie. It is located on Breakers Beach on North Island, Coronado.
Top Gun Maverick Penny’s House
In the acclaimed sequel, Jennifer Connelly plays Penny, Tom Cruise’s love interest. Her delightful, ocean-facing residence in the movie is said to be private property with the address 4000 Bluff Place in San Pedro near Cabrillo Beach.
Top Gun Maverick Mojave Desert Scenes
The opening and the final sequence in the sequel in the Mojave Desert hangar with the gorgeous silver P-51 Mustang in the background was actually filmed in Inyokern Airport, California.
Top Gun Maverick Station
The Top Gun base, also called “Fightertown USA,” was filmed at several locations, including the North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego Bay.
The Cecil’s Cafe
The legendary restaurant found itself making an appearance in a Tom Cruise movie. This scene was filmed at the Halfway House cafe on the outskirts of Santa Clarita.
The spectacular funeral scene was filmed at the Army’s Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma.
This breathtaking moment from the film is believed to be shot at the Utah Test and Training Range salt flats in Utah’s West Desert.
The Aircraft Carrier
This cinematic beauty was all done on location, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln and the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Having lost his wingman in ‘Top Gun,’ Maverick wasn’t going to leave Goose (Miles Teller) behind. He returns for him, and they both end up in the woods, which happens to be Washoe Meadows State Park in South Lake Tahoe (California).