on Jul. 18, 2019, In a surprise appearance, Tom Cruise took the stage at Paramount Pictures’ Comic-Con panel to introduce footage from Top Gun: Maverick, his long-awaited follow-up to Top Gun
In Top Gun: Maverick, the trailer you’ve seen scenes of Tom Cruise rocketing off an aircraft carrier and fighter jets cruising in close formation over the water.
The official two-minute teaser in fact boasts blockbuster scenes with Maverick taking to the skies in F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-14 Tomcat fighter jets.
Here is a Video of Top Gun (1986) Vs New Top Gun: Maverick (2019) Trailer Comparison
The New Top Gun: Maverick trailer is pure nostalgia peppered with plane stunts. The trailer opens on a desert plain with a jet rising to the 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.”
Top Gun: Maverick is set to hit theatres on June 26, 2020. It was originally slated for release on July 12, 2019, but it was delayed so filmmakers can work out logistics with the complex flight scenes, Deadline reported.
Jennifer Connelly, 47, has been on set with Tom and will play Maverick’s love interest, replacing Kelly McGillis who played Charlie in the original.
Val Kilmer, who played Lt. Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky in the original, will also reprise his role in the sequel while Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris are joining the cast for the second installment.
Top Gun: Maverick will likely feature the Navy’s new Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters alongside older Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets.