Comic-Con 2019: Tom Cruise drops more details on 'Top Gun: Maverick' at ConanCon after crashing 'Terminator' panel
Bowled over by Tom Cruise's big surprise on the SDCC 2019 panel on Tim Miller's 'Terminator: Dark Fate'? Well, the thunderbolt isn't over yet. Amidst all the buzz about Comic-Con 2019, guess who will be the guest on Conan O'Brien's show? Revealing the big surprise, Team Coco posted on Instagram: "Thrilled to have one of the biggest movie stars in the world join me at #ConanCon. Watch my interview with Tom Cruise tonight @ 11/10c on TBS Network."
The announcement came soon after Cruise created quite the uproar with a special appearance on the 'Terminator' panel. Conan O’Brien introduced the unexpected guest who went on to drop the trailer for his upcoming flick 'Top Gun: Maverick', much to the audience's delight.
In teaser videos from the show, Cruise talks about how the movie is a love letter to aviation. He also dishes out on many of his most famous characters, including his endearing role as Les Grossman. Cruise revisited his 'Tropic Thunder' character's infamous dance moves and colorful language in the video.
Fans went crazy on Twitter soon after the 'ConanCon' update the news and some of them went on to post exclusive snippets from behind-the-scenes. One twitter user wrote, "I got to hear @TomCruise yell 'Show Me The Money' in person at today's #ConanCon taping. And a few of his other movie catchphrases. What a cool experience! Thank you @TeamCoco #SDCC2019." Another user posted, "@TomCruise back in San Diego after all these years. #topgun #conancon #sdcc2019 #sdcc50 @Comic_Con – at Spreckels Theatre!" Here's a picture posted by @SDCCGuide on Twitter from the show!
The actor entered Hall H to a thundering roar from the audience as he took the stage and shared the first trailer of the much-anticipated 'Top Gun' sequel, 'Top Gun: Maverick' earlier in the day. Sharing the action-packed trailer on Facebook, Team Coco wrote: "Tonight's surprise guest is Tom Cruise! Check out the just-dropped trailer for Top Gun: Maverick and tune in to TBS Network tonight @ 11/10c for Conan’s interview with Tom Cruise."
The 2.13-minute clip begins with a voiceover that sums up Maverick's life since the first movie: "30 plus years of service. Combat medals. Citations.The only man to shoot down three enemy planes in the last 40 years. Yet you can't get a promotion, won't retire, and despite your best efforts you refuse to die." With a sequence featuring Cruise racing an aircraft on his motorbike, the video takes viewers back down memory lane bringing back the feels of the original 'Top Gun'.
Check out the trailer below:
Cruise, who is notoriously famous for not aging one bit, looks amazingly similar to how to he looked in the first movie, almost making it seem like the movie picks up from where it left.
The film will see Cruise play the role of Pete Mitchell, a flight instructor, mentoring the son of his late co-pilot Goose (Anthony Edwards) who tragically died in a training exercise in the first installment. The film, which also stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and a returning Val Kilmer as his fabled 'Top Gun' character Iceman, is slated to hit theaters in 2020.