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    Where Was ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Filmed? All Filming Locations Revealed

    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, 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.

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    Where Was Top Gun Maverick Shot? Where Are The Filming Locations?

    Top Gun Maverick Beach and Bar Scene

    Bar and Beach 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.

    Penny’s House

    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.

    Mojave Desert Scenes

    Mojave Desert

    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

    Top Gun‘ Station

    The ‘Top Gun’ base, also called “Fightertown USA,” was filmed at several locations, including the North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego Bay. 

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    Cecil’s Cafe

    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 Funeral

    The Funeral Scene

    The spectacular funeral scene was filmed at the Army’s Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma.

    The Flyover

    The Flyover Scene

    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.

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    The Aircraft Carrier In ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

    The Aircraft Carrier Scene

    This cinematic beauty was all done on location, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln and the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

    The Woods

    The Woods Scene

    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).

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    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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