Jon Hamm celebrates success of Top Gun: Maverick as he takes swipe at MCU
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We're all aware that Top Gun: Maverick was one of the best action movies of the year, and now one of the film's stars Jon Hamm has celebrated the film's record-breaking success while taking a cheeky swipe at the MCU in the process.
Maverick, a sequel to the 1986 classic featuring a young Tom Cruise as fighter pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell (Tom Cruise), smashed box office records when it premiered earlier this year.
Jon Hamm, who stars as Vice Admiral Beau 'Cyclone' Simpson in the movie, celebrated its success in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, saying how it is the only movie to date that has topped the box office on both Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Making a dig at the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Hamm said “It’s one of the only top five [films] that doesn’t have somebody in a cape or on a spaceship.
"It’s a story about real people, it’s got a lot of emotional resonance, people are really responding to it.”
Despite Hamm seeming to prefer more grounded stories over superhero spectacle, in another recent interview he said he would consider donning a cape himself.
Speaking to ComicBookMovie about rumours he was at one point attached to play a villain in X-Men movie The New Mutants, Hamm said: "I, like anybody else, would be thrilled to be a part of that storytelling, having been a big comic book fan throughout my early teens and early twenties.
"So, we’ll see. I don’t know.
"I’m a huge comic book fan, especially of the X-Men and The New Mutants, so I was excited to be considered."
Top Gun: Maverick is currently the fifth highest grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office, having made over $702m in the US.
The launch date of the movie was Memorial Day, setting a new high record for Memorial Day weekend releases with a record of $160.5 million.
At the US box office, Maverick has only fallen shortly behind James Cameron's Avatar, Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and Avengers: Endgame, and Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
When asked about his personal experience of working with the cast and crew of Top Gun: Maverick, Hamm said “It couldn’t have happened to a nicer movie.
“It’s so nice to see that happen to that younger generation of actors too, who really get to experience this and build on it and have their career blossom because of it.”
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