Remember when we were supposed to get “Top Gun: Maverick” in 2019? Yeah, me too. So after spending a couple of years on the shelf due to the pandemic and other delays to allow the production to work out all the complex flight sequences, we are finally going to get to see the long awaited sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 blockbuster film about aviators who fly into the danger zone.
In “Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise reprises the role he made famous 30 years ago, where he now has been recruited to teach a new team of pilots with potential. But in an added twist, Maverick still retains his rank as commander, while others like Iceman (Val Kilmer) has been promoted to Vice Admiral. And to make the situation more complicated, the son (Miles Teller) of the deceased Goose is one of Maverick’s students.
The trailer teases some of the more intense aerial action set pieces as well as some of the character dynamics that will take place on the ground. What other ghosts of Maverick’s past will come to haunt him as the old adapts with the new.
Here’s the official synopsis for “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.”
Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, , Glen Powell, and Lewis Pullman also star.
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Directed by Joseph Kosinski, using a script written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie, “Top Gun: Maverick” is in theaters on May 27, 2022.