The actor revealed he was eager to make a grand entrance for the beginning of his press tour for the movie in Sydney in early April.
But his plans could have turned sour when he was hung in the air and one of the propellers sucked his hat from his hand.
"I was hanging out of a helicopter because... I just thought it was a good way to make an entrance," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
"I'm kind of tall, I'm standing on the side and I put my hat on. (When I waved) the hat flew off. I look back and the guy (pilot) said, 'Your hand was about that far from the rotors!'"
"But I got the hat," he added. (ANI)