Tom Cruise brought Comic-Con to a roar with a surprise appearance to tout Top Gun: Maverick. Cruise showed up during Paramount and Skydance’s Terminator: Dark Fate presentation.
“For 34 years you guys have been very patient with me and I felt it was my responsibility for me to deliver for you,” said Cruise after being introduced by Conan O’Brien.
Cruise talked about filming the 1986 original in San Diego, adding that the the infamous barroom singing scene was filmed in a restaurant, Kansas City Barbeque, that is near the San Diego convention center.
“It’s a love letter to aviation,” Cruise explained of the Top Gun sequel, which is set to be released on June 26, 2020. Miles Teller has been cast in a lead role for the sequel, while Jon Hamm and Ed Harris joined the Top Gun sequel cast as of late last year.
Here is Trailer! enjoy
The trailer is pure nostalgia peppered with plane stunts. The trailer opens on a desert plain with a jet rising to course over it. Ed Harris’ voiceover is heard “Thirty-plus years of service…you can get promoted or retire, but you refuse to die. You should be a two-star admiral, yet here you are a captain.” Then images of Cruise in the iconic leather jacket, racing on the motorcycle, singing in the bar with his buds, Jon Hamm stepping on the airfield as a commander, and shots of Cruise flying in a snowy caravan. “Maverick you should be headed to extinction,” says Harris and Cruise answers “Maybe so, sir, but not today.”
The first poster for Top Gun: Maverick has also been released, which you can see below.
Val Kilmer will reportedly return as Iceman, with the Top Gun sequel also set to feature a new version of the 1980s hit, Danger Zone. Paramount officially announced the following cast members for the film: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman with Ed Harris. Tron: legacy director Joseph Kosinski is helming the film, after having previously worked with Cruise on Oblivion.