Skip to main content
Got a tip?
Newsletters

Val Kilmer

Behind ‘Top Gun: Maverick’s’ Emotional Val Kilmer-Tom Cruise Reunion

[This story contains spoilers for Top Gun: Maverick.] Top Gun: Maverick is full of cutting-edge filmmaking that transports audiences into the cockpit of an F/A-18.  But amid the thrills, there is a much more intimate scene that is also garnering a strong reaction. Midway through the film, Tom Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell reunites with Val […]

The Cast of ‘Top Gun,’ Then and Now

The classic 1986 action-drama is back in the zeitgeist after the release of 'Top Gun: Maverick.' Here's a look at what the cast of the first film has been up to since their last run to the Danger Zone.

Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun 2’ Rockets to Record $160.5M Opening

Superheroes and horror aren’t the only game in town anymore at the pandemic-era box office. In a promising sign for the summer season, Paramount and Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick scored the best Memorial Day opening of all time with a projected three-day domestic haul of $126.7 million and $160.5 million for the four days. Pirates […]

‘Willow’ EP, Warwick Davis Say Val Kilmer Will “Be a Part” of Disney+ Series: “Madmartigan Lives On”

Val Kilmer will have a presence in the upcoming Willow series for Disney+, star Warwick Davis and executive producer Jonathan Kasdan say. Speaking to Yahoo! Entertainment as part of the array of Star Wars Celebration events this past week in Anaheim, the duo explained how Kilmer will play a role in the TV sequel to […]

Box Office: ‘Top Gun 2’ Targets Career-Best Opening for Tom Cruise

Fire up the jets. After two years of being grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, Top Gun: Maverick is finally flying into theaters over Memorial Day weekend following a headline-grabbing, global marketing blitz that saw a tireless Tom Cruise transform into the showman of the moment as he made stops at a world premiere in San […]

Val Kilmer’s Daughter Describes Watching Him Shoot ‘Top Gun: Maverick’: “It Was Extraordinary”

Val Kilmer reprises his memorable role from Top Gun in the upcoming sequel, and the shoot was a special time for his family. Kilmer, 62, who played Tom “Iceman” Kazansky opposite Tom Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the 1986 classic, makes a brief appearance in Top Gun: Maverick, hitting theaters May 27. The Batman Forever […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’: Jerry Bruckheimer Says Single Phone Call From Tom Cruise to Paramount Ignited Sequel

Top Gun: Maverick has been a long time coming for Jerry Bruckheimer. The prolific producer behind the original Top Gun attempted to get a sequel off the ground once the Tony Scott-helmed and Tom Cruise-led film became 1986’s biggest worldwide hit with $357 million in box office. But development never seemed to take off, and […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Ties Val Kilmer’s “Iceman” Into New Story

The new trailer for the much anticipated Top Gun: Maverick dropped Tuesday, and beyond all the thrilling action, the preview shows how Val Kilmer’s “Iceman” will fit into the new story. Tom Cruise is back as the ultra-gifted but super cocky Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who is asked to train a new team at Top […]

Mace Neufeld, Producer of Jack Ryan Blockbusters, Dies at 93

Mace Neufeld, the producer who backed all five movies based on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan CIA analyst, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, has died. He was 93. Neufeld, a former talent/personal manager who represented the likes of Don Adams and The Carpenters, wrote a song for Sammy […]

Robert Allan Ackerman, Acclaimed Director for Stage and Television, Dies at 77

Robert Allan Ackerman, the admired director who guided the likes of Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Vanessa Redgrave, Sean Penn and Anne Bancroft in productions for stage and television, has died. He was 77. Ackerman died Monday of kidney failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Sam Elliott on How ‘1883’ Marks Most Enormous Undertaking of His Career

Sam Elliott is in the midst of working on the largest, possibly most difficult project of his decades-long career with 1883, the prequel to the immensely popular series Yellowstone, out Dec. 19 on Paramount+. And the Hollywood icon, 77, is having the time of his life. The star — who appeared in such classics as […]

Val Kilmer Compares Playing Batman to Acting in a Soap Opera: “It Made No Difference What I Was Doing”

When Val Kilmer was in second grade, his father took him and his two brothers to the set of the hit 1960s TV show Batman, starring Adam West in the titular role. He even got to sit in the Batmobile. Kilmer was on vacation in Africa years later when he got an offer via his […]