What happened to Merlin in Top Gun?

What happened to Merlin in Top Gun?

In Top Gun, Merlin was originally Cougar’s RIO until Cougar quit. He is later assigned as Maverick’s RIO after Maverick graduated from TOPGUN and was recalled back to the USS Enterprise.

Is Tim Robbins Merlin in Top Gun?

Tim Robbins (Merlin) Tim Robbins found his spot in Top Gun as Samuel “Merlin” Wells, an officer who worked with Maverick.

Who turned down the role of Charlie in Top Gun?

7 Ally Sheedy Turned Down The Role Of Charlie Blackwood The role of Charlie Blackwood was offered to Ally Sheedy before it went to Kelly McGillis. Sheedy turned it down because she didn’t think that any moviegoers would be interested in seeing a movie about fighter pilots.

Did Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise ever date?

Although Tom Cruise’s Pete Mitchell developed a romantic relationship with Kelly McGillis’ Charlie Blackwood during Top Gun, when the events of Top Gun: Maverick roll around, they’re no longer together.

Is Tim Robbins a merlin?

Tim Robbins starred as Merlin. He became Maverick’s RIO (Radio Intercept Officer) following Goose’s death.

Who else was considered for Top Gun?

Other actors considered were Cruise’s The Outsiders castmates, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, and Emilio Estevez, and Sean Penn, and Michael J. Fox, who would later star in another war film, 1989’s Casualties of War.

Is Kelly Mcgillis sick?

“I am a home person. I’m really rooted in my home life I can’t remember the last time I worked,” she said, telling ET that she was diagnosed with alpha one antitrypsin disorder about five years ago.

What does Tom Cruise think about Val Kilmer?

We all wanted him, but Tom was really adamant that if he’s going to make another Top Gun, Val had to be in it.” He continues of Kilmer, “He’s such a fine actor, and he’s such a good individual. We had such a good time on the first one and wanted to bring some of the gang back together again.”

How old was Val Kilmer in Top Gun?

61 years (December 31, 1959)
Val Kilmer/Age

How much older was Kelly McGillis than Tom Cruise?

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Actor Age then Age now
Tom Cruise 24 59
Kelly McGillis 29 64
Val Kilmer 27 61
Anthony Edwards 24 59