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.
Anticipated by a cool poster released by Paramount on Dec. 15, 2019, the cool video in this post features the new super cool trailer 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 (RIO) Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”
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.
As previously reported the Pentagon gave Paramount Pictures Corp. extensive access to its facilities and personnel during the filming of Top Gun 2.
The production assistance agreement also gave Paramount permission to fly aircraft, place cameras on and in F/A-18 Super Hornets and Navy helicopters, as well as escorted access to a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The Navy was also expected to train cast members in water survival and aircraft seat ejection.
In return for the assistance, Paramount agreed to an “official DoD screening” of the movie before its official release.
The military also assigned a senior staff office in order to “review with public affairs the script’s thematics and weave in key talking points relevant to the aviation community.”
In order to “depict action scenes accurately,” a “senior subject matter expert” was on hand as well.
Active-duty personnel were given permission to appear in the film and select pilots were allowed to be filmed in cockpits during flight sequences.
All footage was subject to an on-set security review by a naval aviator or security manager. Any footage that was determined to be “classified or sensitive” was to be deleted or turned over to the Navy, according to the agreement.
Paramount was expected to reimburse the government for costs “not aligned to current operations.” The film went to production with an estimated $140 million budget.
That the Defense Department would give filmmakers so much access isn’t much of a surprise. The Navy famously offered a tremendous amount of support for production of the original “Top Gun,” and in return received a noticeable increase of interest in its naval aviation officer candidate program.
It’s no wonder, then, that Paramount is stipulated to provide an “official DoD screening” of the completed “Top Gun: Maverick” in the D.C. area prior to its official release, as well as movie posters and 10 DVD copies “for internal briefings and for historical purposes.”
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.