Tom Cruise is back in the pilot’s seat as Maverick, in the very long-awaited sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun in Top Gun: Maverick.
In this sequel, Cruise is still just a Captain despite over 30 years of service, combat, flight time and experience. No promotions, no retirement for Maverick. From the trailer we can expect the now trademark Tom Cruise stunt work that has defined the latter half of his career. All of the original film’s motifs seem firmly intact: jet fighters, flybys and sun-drenched volleyball games.
The film reunites him with his Top Gun nemesis and co-star Val Kilmer and also co-stars Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Academy Award nominee Ed Harris (Apollo 13), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale) and Miles Teller (Whiplash).
The actioner is directed by Joseph Kosinski (who directed Cruise in 2013’s underrated Oblivion), produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison and executive produced by Tommy Harper, Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger.
Top Gun: Maverick swoops into theaters next summer, June 26, 2020. Here’s the first trailer and poster.