And to think: Top Gun: Maverick was once scheduled to hit cinemas in 2019.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled a big new trailer for Tom Cruise‘s Top Gun: Maverick, which has had its release pushed back multiple times over the last few years due to the pandemic. Well, it appears that this one is finally ready for take-off, with a release set for May.
The long-delayed sequel to the Tony Scott-directed 1986 film finds Cruise back in the titular role. Now, after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell works as a test pilot and tries to dodge a rank advancement that would keep him out of the skies. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialised 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, Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose” (played by Anthony Edwards in the first film). 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.
Cruise reunites with Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski, whose credits also include TRON: Legacy, Only the Brave, and Netflix’s upcoming Chris Hemsworth sci-fi film, Spiderhead. The script was penned by Ehren Kruger (The Ring, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle, Only the Brave), and Christopher McQuarrie, the latter of whom directed and wrote Cruise’s past two Mission: Impossible films (Rogue Nation and Fallout) and is also at the helm of the next two.
Top Gun: Maverick, with a large cast that includes Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer, among others, opens in Australian cinemas on May 26th and U.S. cinemas on May 27th.