Joseph Kosinski, director of "Top Gun: Maverick," discussed digital success.

 "Top Gun: Maverick" is a hero and can buzz the tower.

Critics, old-school fans, and beginners reentered the "Danger Zone" after the bold move.

 "Maverick" has broken box-office records, surpassing "Titanic" & "Avengers: Infinity War"

Kosinski spoke with USA TODAY on "Maverick's" huge success.

Maverick's reunion with Val Kilmer's terminally sick Iceman was touching. What was so touching about it ?

 Two of our greatest actors returned on screen to play famous "Top Gun" characters. To watch them together is relatable.

 Maverick and Charlie's connection is different. Their relationship goes beyond sexual.

Ed Harris said the aircraft flyover knocked the guard station's roof off. What was the Damage?

Kosinski: Ed Harris taking the shock wave at the end of the runway was a filming experience I'll never forget. With each rehearsal, we gained height. The guard tower was destroyed.