Top Gun: Maverick is set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick (once again played by Tom Cruise) is now a flight instructor, who takes Bradley Bradshaw (played by Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, under his wing. The film also stars Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, and Ed Harris.
We got our first, official trailer for the movie in July 2019, and a second trailer arrived in mid-December. With Maverick currently scheduled to hit theaters later this year, here’s everything we know about the Top Gun sequel so far.
Tom Cruise returns as Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, somehow still active as a Navy aviator 34 years after the release of “Top Gun.”
In the new issue of Empire magazine, Tom Cruise explained that he would only agree to star in Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to 1986’s Top Gun, if “I’m not going to do the CGI stuff.”
That’s really Cruise in the cockpit doing the high-flying stunts — his co-stars, including Miles Teller and Glenn Powell, are up there, too, and they had an easier time adjusting to the “g-force-heavy action sequences” than the (non-Tom Cruise) actors in the first Top Gun, who “all threw up,” according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
“I said to the studio, ‘You don’t know how hard this movie’s going to be. No one’s ever done this before,’” [Cruise] laughs. “There’s never been an aerial sequence shot this way. I don’t know if there ever will be again, to be honest.”
Tom Cruise returns as Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now a flight school instructor whose talents and exploits are a legend.
One of his students is Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), a pilot trainee and son of the late Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards).
A little more than two minutes long, the spot for the Paramount Pictures film is packed full of action and, of course, some motorcycle riding.
In addition to Cruise, the movie stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer, who reprises his memorable role as Ice Man.
Top Gun: Maverick flies into theaters on June 26, 2020.