Top Gun: Maverick will hit theaters on Jun. 26, 2020.
Check out the official Top Gun: Maverick Trailer starring Tom Cruise!
Tom Cruise stars in the sequel to the 1986 action drama Top Gun, Top Gun 2. According to the trailer description in this film, Maverick (played by Cruise) is called back into action to fight a different type of enemy: drones. The film is being written by Peter Graig, Justin Marks, Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.
As we have previously explained, in a year’s time, the long-awaited Top Gun 2, Top Gun: Maverick, will make its way into theaters.
First released in 1986, Top Gun, which featured the F-14 Tomcat, then the U.S. Navy’s premier fighter, immediately became a hit and launched more than a few careers. The movie starred Tom Cruise as Maverick, a cocky but talented F-14 driver and one of only a few U.S. Naval Aviators to be sent to Topgun. Maverick has to prove himself, no matter how talented he is, to give his superiors enough confidence to keep him in the air. Joined by his Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) and close friend, Goose (Anthony Edwards), and fellow confident, talented Tomcat pilot Iceman (Val Kilmer), Maverick’s time spent training is both a serious wake-up call about the exhilaration and danger of being a U.S. Naval Aviator.
Top Gun: Maverick, which officially began filming early in summer 2019, will no doubt recreate the thrills of the first film while introducing a new class of recruits to train up in the modern era.
In May Jon Hamm, who is part of the cast, said that Top Gun: Maverick footage left him with his “chin on the ground.”
“It’s very cool – the technology involved with putting cameras in F-18 Super Hornets is pretty cool. I’m excited for people to see it,” he said.
“They showed me 15 minutes of footage and I left the trailer with my chin on the ground. I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is so cool!’ It’s been a long shoot – we’ve gone since October – but it’s going to be very cool.”
The movie was assigned a theatrical release date of Jul. 12, 2019 last year, but on September Paramount announced that had delayed the sequel nearly an entire year, assigning it a new release date of Jun. 26, 2020.
Maverick’s rides for Top Gun sequel will be a cool special painted F/A-18F Super Hornet (which experienced a mid-air issue while it was flying with Tom Cruise on board in September) and a new motorcycle that Tom Cruise already drove around airfield (as he did on a Kawasaki Ninja in the 1986 original) as shown in first pictures from Top Gun: Maverick set.
Tom Cruise teased the start of filming on the long-awaited Top Gun sequel on May 31, 2018with a tweet featuring an image of an older Capt. Pete Mitchell standing in a flight suit with his famous HGU-33 helmet (that wore to fly his F-14A Tomcat) in hand.