Twenty One Pilots were supposed to do a song for "Top Gun: Maverick" but got fired by Tom Cruise
Twenty One Pilots were originally tapped to do a song for "Top Gun: Maverick" . . . but were fired by Tom Cruise before they could start.
Singer Tyler Joseph said, quote, "I was working with the music placement person for the new 'Top Gun' writing a new song for them and then I believe Tom just came in and fired everyone." Tyler was brought in and shown some scenes from the new movie. But the firing happened pretty early on because he doesn't remember writing any lyrics.
It's unclear if Tom had decided to go with Lady Gaga instead, or if this was going to be an additional song for the soundtrack.