Tom Cruise didn't want to make Top Gun: Maverick

Joseph Kosinski had thirty minutes to persuade Tom Cruise to make Top Gun: Maverick.

The 48-year-old chief has helmed the hotly anticipated spin-off of Top Gun

He uncovered how he needed to pitch the plot to Tom, 59, in Paris in a bid to get the task going

Joseph told Polygon: 'So I read the content, I had a few thoughts, and Jerry (Bruckheimer) preferred those thoughts

He said, "You know what, you need to go pitch this to Tom straightforwardly."

So we traveled to Paris, where Tom was shooting Mission: Impossible, we got about a half hour of his time between arrangements,' the Wisconsin local made sense of.