In a surprise appearance, Tom Cruise took the stage at Paramount Pictures’ Thursday morning Comic-Con panel to introduce footage from Top Gun: Maverick, his long-awaited follow-up to Top Gun
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“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
he 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.”
Top Gun: Maverick is set to be released in June 2020.