It seemed like a different world back then. Waaaay back in July 2019 at San Diego Comic-Con we saw the first images of an unpredicted, unthinkable sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun. Top Gun: Maverick carries forward with Tom Cruise as Captain Pete Mitchell, call sign Maverick, still flying, and still with the same attitude. Despite Cruise’s efforts to do his own stunts, Cruise didn’t get permission to fly the military’s jets in the new film, but the filmmakers appear to have done nice work splicing Cruise flying some other craft into the footage.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion), the film co-stars Jon Hamm (Baby Driver, Mad Men) and Jennifer Connelly (Labyrinth, Alita: Battle Angel). The plot finds Maverick still training at fly school Top Gun, watching over his old pal Goose’s kid.
Wall Val Kilmer get any bigger appearance than in a photo on the wall? Check out the new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick:
… and in case you missed it, the first trailer from 2019:
Top Gun: Maverick arrives in theaters more than two years after its original launch date, May 27, 2022.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg