Tom Cruise Takes Flight In Stunning New “Top Gun: Maverick” Trailer

By Armando

Paramount Pictures

Maverick is set to return to theaters and to the cockpit in next summer’s Top Gun: Maverick, and today Paramount Picture has unveiled a new trailer that fully embraces original’s thrills and nostalgia.

Cruise looks very much in his element, understandably given the role and the 1986 original literally put him on top of Hollywood. This sequel picks up decades after that film.

The new trailer didn’t completely reveal the film’s plot, but we do know now that this time around Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is back to the naval school as a captain teaching aviation and the tricks of the trade.

Miles Teller is also in the film as pilot trainee Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, the son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, Maverick’s late friend.

“His exploits are legendary. What he has to teach you may very well mean the difference between life and death,” we hear in the new clip.

The new trailer is also heavy on action, featuring some heart-pounding and hyper realistic air combat, and shots of fighter jets leaving trails of smoke as they spinning through the skies, a factor that made the original a classic and inspired a generation of aviators.

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Fans of the original should recognize a version of “Top Gun Anthem” playing the background. The iconic instrumental theme for the 1986 film, which was in the original film’s best-selling soundtrack, was composed by Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens. It eventually won Best Pop Instrumental Performance at 1987 Grammy Awards.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the film co-stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer who will reprise his role as Vice Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky.

The film co-stars Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer reprising his role as Iceman.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion), “Top Gun: Maverick” is set to hit theaters on June 26, 2020.