Photos captured by Backgrid UK on Sept. 28 showed Teller has been working out and getting fit for the character of Goose’s son in the upcoming film.
— Backgrid (@BackgridUK) October 2, 2018
Teller’s also sporting a mustache, which makes him look a lot more like his character’s father in the original “Top Gun.”
It’s not the first time the actor had to work hard to get in shape for a movie role, reported Men’s Journal. For the boxing film “Bleed For This,” Teller transformed his body for the character Vinny.
The “Thank You for Your Service” actor beat out actor Glen Powell this summer to land the role of Goose’s son alongside Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer.
Wow. Miles Teller. Just wow. pic.twitter.com/gATvEWvGR9
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However, Powell was so likable the producers arranged for him to play another smaller role in the 1986 movie’s sequel, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
“Top Gun: Maverick” is set to release on June 26, 2020.