‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer: Tom Cruise Is Finally Ready For Takeoff This May

Does it feel like Top Gun: Maverick has been waiting a long time or take-off? Well, that’s because it has, with an original release date of July 2019, followed by multiple delays caused by COVID-19. Now with a world premiere set for Cannes and a firm theatrical date of May 27th, a new trailer is here to pump you up for Tom Cruise’s return to the cockpit as Maverick.

Thirty-five years after the original Tony Scott-directed smash hit theaters, Top Gun: Maverick sees Cruise return as Maverick, who is just as brash and bold as ever. Only now he’s a grizzled veteran training the next generation of ace fighter pilots for a dangerous mission, and one of those trainees happens to be the son of his late friend, Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Miles Teller plays Goose’s son, appropriately call-signed as “Rooster.”  Val Kilmer reprises his role as Iceman, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Monica Barbaro also in the cast. Jon Hamm and Ed Harris take on familiar roles that were played by Tim Robbins and Michael Ironside, respectively.

Joseph Kosinski is behind the camera, having worked with Cruise on Oblivion and Teller on 2017’s Only the Brave.

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 TOPGUN 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.” 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.



Travis Hopson
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