‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Takes You Back Into the Danger Zone
A little over 33 years ago, Tom Cruise would star in an action film that would completely redefine his role in Hollywood forever: Top Gun, the most effective Air Force recruitment ad ever. Now, he returns to the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell to teach a new class of TOPGUN students how to continue to establish American aerial supremacy.
While “Maverick” has been content with his position in the Air Force after 34 years, he finds himself taking on a larger role when he learns that the son of the late Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (his former co-pilot) has aspirations of becoming a pilot himself. Becoming the new instructor for the TOPGUN program, “Maverick” has to show the ropes to an entire new generation, while proving that he’s still got plenty of tricks up his sleeve as he assumes new responsibilities.
Initially met with mixed reception, the original Top Gun has stood the test of time and is seen as a quintessential movie of the 1980s, perfectly encapsulating the era. Paramount is looking for more hits, and since all studios look to the 1980s for remakes, reboots, and belated sequels, hopes are high that Cruise’s domestic star power and international presence can help Top Gun: Maverick soar to new heights at the box office. You can watch the trailer below:
Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski, written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie, and Eric Warren Singer, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger. Cruise returns as “Maverick”, with Val Kilmer’s Thomas “Iceman” Kazansky being the only other known cast member returning from the original Top Gun. Joining the cast are Miles Teller as Bradley Bradshaw, Manny Jacinto as Fritz, and Monica Barbaro as “Phoenix”. The film also features the talents of Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez, Lewis Pullman, Jake Picking, Raymond Lee, and Jean Louisa Kelly.
Top Gun: Maverick will be released on June 26, 2020.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.