Rocking his aviator sunglasses a tee and trousers, the actor took off his mask to greet his fans gathered at the airport with a bright smile. “Thank you all for coming,” Cruise was heard telling fans who assembled behind barricades to catch a glimpse of him.
“I am so happy to be here,” he said and added, “I was shooting for ‘Mission Impossible 7‘, but we shut down the shoot so that I can be here with you all.”
Keeping up with the K-pop trend, the superstar even flashed the finger heart that won hoots and cheers from surprised fans. The actor also held his hand up in a heart as he smiled and even posed for selfies with the lucky bunch.
I can’t Tom cruise doing finger hearts while he’s in Korea https://t.co/rhHT8FdgTK
— Angelica/Angie (@x123musicislove) 1655452657000
a dream arrived in South Korea @TomCruise beautiful ❤️♥️❤️ https://t.co/DTlKHLpGxW
— Sandy Fankhauser (@SandyFankhause4) 1655461309000
Tom Cruise ♥️ South Korea @TomCruise❤️ beautiful https://t.co/m6k3G1fDNw
— Sandy Fankhauser (@SandyFankhause4) 1655458940000
NEW #TomCruise arrived in South Korea for #TopGunMaverick https://t.co/oRpWumf21s
— Tom Cruise News (@TCNews62) 1655458239000
#TomCruise arriving in South KoreaI love the heart finger#TopGun #Airportarrival #dispatch https://t.co/OApGN41gyK
— Lost In Asian DramaLand (@LDramaland) 1655466186000
According to reports, the actor arrived in the city to promote his new film ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘. The top star is expected to make an appearance with Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer who collaborated with him to co-produce the film and co-stars Jay Ellis and Greg Tarzan Davis, Korean news portals reported.
Cruise is also expected to engage in various other promotional activities for the film ahead of its South Korean release on June 22.
This is the actor’s 10th visit to South Korea since his first visit back in 1994 to promote ‘Interview with the Vampire’.
Directed by Tony Scott and starring Cruise, Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is the sequel of the 1986 classic ‘Top Gun’. The film has alredy spent two weeks at the US box office, and amassed over $400 million, making it the highest-grossing movie of the year in the US.
With $401.8 million in North American ticket sales, Tom Cruise’s patriotic blockbuster has surpassed ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ ($398 million) to claim the No. 1 spot.
According to reports, it’s only the second movie in pandemic times to cross $400 million stateside, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ being the first.
While the film may have clear skies in June, heavy turbulence is expected in July as ‘Maverick’ will have to fight off heavyweights like ‘Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8), ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ (July 1) to keep the domestic crown through 2022.