According To The Frontman Of Top Gun 2 Tom Cruise fired Twenty-One Pilots From The Sequel
Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots alleges Tom Cruise sacked him from Top Gun: Maverick, the widely awaited sequel to the 1986 classic film.
Although Top Gun is most recognized for its high-octane action, the soundtrack has become one of the most popular in film history. The original album debuted at the top of the US charts, where it remained for five weeks, and has since gone platinum nine times. Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" went on to win both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Such a reputation for Top Gun's original soundtrack sets a high bar for its sequel, which features Lady Gaga's song "Hold My Hand" as the album's lead single.
Twenty One Pilots vocalist Tyler Joseph alleged in an interview with Los Angeles radio station KROQ (via EW) that Cruise sacked the band from Top Gun: Maverick's production. Joseph claimed that he suffered collateral damage as a result of the sequel's frequent delays. Read on to find out what the musician had to say about the termination:
"I was working with the music placement person for the new Top Gun on writing a new song for them, and then I believe Tom Cruise came in and just fired everyone. You've seen that new Top Gun thing that he's got? The trailer has been out for, like, three years, so there's been a few overhauls, and I was a part of that, so, they moved on."
"It was actually pretty soon after they brought me in to show me parts of the movie and what they were looking for and stuff. Then I got word that there was like a wholesale swap."
Top Gun: Maverick was delayed from a 2019 release date to May 27, 2022 due to production challenges caused by additional work needed on the film's intricate flying sequences as well as COVID-19 pandemic-related issues. Joseph was sacked during this period, when the picture was being redone, despite having made very little contribution to it. Lady Gaga was finally called in to help with the film's score, along with Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, and Harold Faltermeyer, and the singer just released a power ballad named "Hold My Hand" for the upcoming film. Critics have applauded Gaga's voice and heartfelt lyrics in the song.
Despite the fact that Twenty One Pilots were dropped from the film's production, the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack is shaping out to be a good one. "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins and "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis will return, but this time sung by the film's lead Miles Teller. OneRepublic also composed a new song for the film, "I Ain't Worried." The Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack will be released on May 27, the same day the film is released in theaters.