Have you heard about “Planes,” another new Disney movie, coming out later this summer? It is designed to be a spin-off of the popular Disney- Pixar “Cars” movies. Disney-Pixar’s “Planes” is scheduled to make its theatrical debut in 3D on August 9, 2013. Disney-Pixar’s “Planes” will tell the story of “Dusty” (voice of Dane Cook) who is a prop plane who dreams of becoming a racing champion, despite his fear of heights.
The voices of Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards who co-starred in “Top Gun” will be reunited when they play the voices of “Brave” and “Echo” in the upcoming Disney-Pixar’s “Planes.” Brave and Echo are a pair of strong F-18 fighter jets who are both part of a team called the Jolly Wrenches. The movie’s trailer even reveals a few moments that appear to reference some of the stunt work originally seen in “Top Gun.”
“Anthony and I were such great rivals in ‘Top Gun,’ we always had so much fun on set,” Kilmer admitted. “And I’ve always thought so highly of Anthony, especially with his success on ‘ER.’ So it was really great to find out that we would work together again on ‘Planes.'”
Edwards added, “When you think of movies with planes, ‘Top Gun’ usually comes up. It is fun to be part of this film as an old trusted hand who will help protect our hero. Our naval aviators are some of the best pilots in the world. Val and I are lucky enough to get to play them twice!”
The director of Disney-Pixar’s “Planes” Klay Hall is a fan of aviation and the movie “Top Gun.” “When these two fighter jet characters were initially proposed for this new animated feature, I said ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could get Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer — the actors who played navy pilots Goose and Iceman in ‘Top Gun’ – to come voice Echo and Bravo?,'” Hall said. “And as it turned out, Anthony and Val were not only available but were very enthusiastic about getting the chance to work together again.”
Will you be going to see Disney-Pixar’s “Planes” later this summer? Do you think it will be another classic like “Top Gun?”