Tom Cruise reprises his role as Naval Aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchel in the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, set to hit cinemas around 34 years after the original.
A big new trailer has arrived for the film, offering up a lengthier look at the follow-up that finds Maverick training a detachment of graduates for a unique mission. Among the new faces is Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late friend, “Goose.” Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris also star.
The nostalgia is well crafted in the trailer below, with plenty of nods to the original (yes, even shirtless beach games), and there are hints of could be engrossing drama among the graduates and the cocky titular pilot. Not to mention a taste of some gorgeous-looking aerial action. Over three decades is a hell of a long time between drinks; let’s hope this goes down smoothly.
Top Gun: Maverick, which reunites Cruise with Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy, Only the Brave), arrives in Australia on June 25 and hits the US on June 26, 2020.
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”.