Tom Cruise is back as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the 1986 action film directed by the late Tony Scott.
A second trailer for the sequel and a behind the scenes featurette has been released by Paramount Pictures.
The new film directed by Joseph Kosinski, who previously worked with Cruise on the sci-fi film Oblivion, focuses on Maverick in the modern Navy as he trains/leads the next generation of combat pilots.
Check out the brand new trailer below.
TOP GUN: MAVERICK – After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Back in July, Tom Cruise made a surprise visit to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and announced to the crowd that the film includes real flying.
Cruise is no stranger to stunts as he’s increasingly made the Mission: Impossible franchise more exciting by trying to top the last installment’s action sequences, sometimes leading to Tom incurring injuries.
A new featurette from the film reveals that the actors, not just Cruise, were all in the cockpit of real fighter jets experiencing G-Force during the shooting. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer proclaiming it’s something that hasn’t been done before in a movie about aviation and likely won’t be seen again.
Joining Tom in the sequel’s cast includes Miles Teller (Whiplash, Only The Brave), Jennifer Connelly (Requiem For A Dream, Only The Brave, Alita: Battle Angel), Jon Hamm (The Town, Baby Driver, Mad Men), Ed Harris (A History of Violence, The Rock, Gone Baby Gone, Enemy At The Gates), Monica Barbaro, Val Kilmer (Heat, Top Gun, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Tombstone), and Glen Powell (The Expendables 3).
The sequel also has a Mission: Impossible connection as writer/director Christopher McQuarrie worked on the film’s script adding some rewrites.
McQuarrie and Cruise will be reuniting next year when production on Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 kicks-off.
Paramount Pictures has given Top Gun: Maverick a release date of June 26th, 2020.