The trailer not only shows Tom Cruise back in the cockpit for more than 30 years but also gives a first real look at newcomers to Top Gun: Maverick - Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro and Jennifer Connelly.

By Ian Horswill


Posted on December 17, 2019

Tom Cruise has released a jaw-dropping full-length trailer for the sequel to one of the films that people never tire of watching – the 1986 movie Top Gun.

Top Gun: Maverick sees Tom Cruise’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, return to the skies in order to train a new, younger crop of US Navy fighter pilot cadets.

The trailer not only shows Tom Cruise back in the cockpit for the first time since the original Top Gun film but also gives a first real look at newcomers to Top Gun: Maverick – Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro and Jennifer Connelly.

The trailer follows a brief teaser video released by Paramount Pictures in July, which has had more than 29 million clicks. Cruise himself released the new trailer on his social media account with the caption, “See you in the sky.”

The trailer opens with Maverick being introduced as a new instructor to a newer generation of pilots that seem by-and-large unfamiliar with his past exploits, Fox News reported.

Although the new trailer is heavy on nostalgia for the 1986 movie, featuring a voice-over recounting Maverick’s storied record as a pilot, it seems he will have to deal with new threats as well as adapt to how the world of aviation has changed in the 30-plus years since he’s been away.

However, it also hints at some rather turbulent times for the character and his new cohorts, showing fights in the air and on the ground as well as Maverick seemingly saluting a casket at a military funeral.

The trailer is short on any further plot details other than depicting Maverick back in the skies in what seems to be an advanced, high-tech plane. In addition to seeing the return of Maverick, fans are given their first look at his reported new love interest in the movie, played by Connelly.

It was previously reported that Teller’s character has direct ties to the original film. According to USA Today, Teller plays the son of Nick Goose Bradshaw, played by Anthony Edwards in the first film. After Goose died, he left behind a son that apparently took up his late dad’s vocation.

Will Maverick steer him along the right path?

Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski, whose uncompromising visual style has quickly made a mark in the filmmaking zeitgeist, IMDB reported. Kosinski worked with Tom Cruise on the 2013 science-fiction thriller Oblivion for Universal Pictures. It grossed US$288 million worldwide.