Top Gun stars Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards are voicing fighter jets named Bravo and Echo in Disney’s Planes, the Cars spinoff from Disney Animation. The two F-18s are called upon to help out Dusty (Dane Cook), a crop-dusting single-prop who signs up for a high-flying rally around the world.
“When you think of movies with planes, usually comes up, so it is fun to be part of this,” Edwards says. “Our naval aviators are some of the best pilots in the world, and Val and I were lucky enough to get to play them twice.”
Armed with stellar instincts, incredible aerial abilities and outstanding service records, Bravo and Echo are two of the Jolly Wrenches’ top troops. These fighter jets happen to be avid air-racing fans, too, with a special affinity for our hero Dusty, who’s adopted their Jolly Wrenches insignia. And as far as the racers are concerned, it doesn’t hurt to have a couple soldiers nearby should any plane falter under the immense pressure of the world’s most rigorous rally.
“Dusty gets lost in the air space of an aircraft carrier that Bravo and Echo are patrolling,” says Edwards. “So we escort him back to the carrier to make sure he’s safe. I know if I were ever in trouble, I’d want these guys to have my back.”
“Anthony and I were such great rivals in Top Gun, we always had so much fun on set,” says Kilmer. “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 both being working together on Disney’s Planes.”
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, Planes takes off in Philippine theaters in 3D on August 21, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select cinemas.