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Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick Starring Tom Cruise Has Dropped

Jake Massey

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Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick Starring Tom Cruise Has Dropped

A new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick has dropped and, as you may have guessed, it features lots of planes soaring about.

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Tom Cruise stars in the sequel as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell as he mentors a new generation of US Navy fighter pilots.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the film is set 34 years after the original, and sees Cruise reprising his role as cocky ladies' man Maverick.

As the new flight instructor of Top Gun academy, he'll guide Bradley - the son of Maverick's late wingman, Goose - who wants to follow in the footsteps of his old man to become a pilot.

In the 1986 film, Goose died after hitting his head when he and Mav were forced to eject from their F-14 - a now-iconic scene that left many cinema-goers in absolute bits, marking the end of one of the 80s' finest bromances and inspiring countless fancy dress outfits for decades to come.

Tom Cruise stars as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell. Credit: Paramount
Tom Cruise stars as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell. Credit: Paramount

But now the time has come to welcome a new era of pilots, and, judging from the trailer, they won't be having an easy ride to success, much like those before them.

Of course, the passing of three decades has also done absolute wonders for the world of computer graphics, meaning the flight sequences for the sequel look nothing short of epic.

Alongside Cruise, the film also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman and Ed Harris.

The movie is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who directed Oblivion, which also starred Cruise. Christopher McQuarrie is among the writers, and he too worked with Cruise on Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Fallout.

Filming began back in May 2018, when Cruise shared a photo of himself in character from 'Day 1' of shooting.


Later in the year, the actor was also spotted on a motorbike recreating a very iconic scene from Top Gun, in which Maverick and his love interest Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood (played by Kelly McGillis) go for a ride. This time, however, Cruise had a different lady riding with him, co-star Jennifer Connelly.

The movie is due to hit the big screen on 26 June 2020 in the US and 17 July 2020 in the UK.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Jake Massey
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