Talking 'Top Gun: Maverick' With Director Joseph Kosinski

Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick / Director Joe Kosinski
(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

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On this week’s show, director Joseph Kosinski (friend and fan of the show!) joins us to discuss his new film Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, and Miles Teller. We dive into some behind-the-scenes moments from making the film — everything from convincing Tom Cruise to make the movie to how the actors had to record their own reactions from the cockpit. We also discuss the film's music, some story elements brought over from the original, and the incredible inclusion of Val Kilmer’s Iceman. 

Stick around for our full, spoiler-free reviews of Top Gun Maverick. We also react to new trailers for The Grey Man from The Russo Brothers, and another little Tom Cruise picture called Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One. 

Timestamps (approx. only)

00:04:25 - Joseph Kosinski Interview
00:33:35 - The Grey Man Trailer Reaction
00:48:42 - Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One
00:59:51 - The Bob’s Burgers Movie
01:04:38 - Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1 
01:12:40 - Top Gun: Maverick
01:28:24 - Our Favorite Tom Cruise Movies
01:46:12 - Outro

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Gabriel Kovacs
Video Producer & Podcast Lead

Gabe studied Film & Photography at Webster University. He currently spends his free time looking like a fool trying to play Ice Hockey (a recently acquired hobby), playing video games, and watching every movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Dwayne, if you're reading this...he sends his love.