San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Paramount may give fans a glimpse of 'Top Gun: Maverick'
In 2018, Paramount was part of SDCC with 'Bumblebee' and fans got a look at some footage of the movie, it remains to be seen if the same route is taken with 'Top Gun: Maverick'
Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun' was one of the staggering hits of the '80s. And in a piece of news that will please fans, Paramount and Skydance’s upcoming sequel titled 'Top Gun: Maverick' will be part of the San Diego Comic-Con this July. The original movie came in 1986 and raked in $356 million against a production budget of only $15 million, while also catapulting Cruise to stardom.
Cruise is still one of the top actors in Hollywood and in the sequel, we see him, not as the hot-headed, insanely talented fighter pilot, but as a flight instructor who becomes a mentor to the son of his late co-pilot Goose (Anthony Edwards) who tragically dies in a training exercise. The movie’s cast also includes Jennifer Connelly ('A Beautiful Mind'), Jon Hamm ('Space Cowboys'), Ed Harris ('West World'), and a returning Val Kilmer ('Top Gun') as his fabled 'Top Gun' character 'Iceman.'
Also featuring in 'Top Gun: Maverick' are Thomasin McKenzie ('Leave no Trace'), Charles Parnell ('The Last Ship'), Jay Ellis ('Escape Room'), Bashir Salahuddin ('Crushed'), Danny Ramirez ('Valley Girl'), Monica Barbaro ('Splitting Up Together'), Kara Wang ('Good Trouble'), Jack Schumacher ('Empire'), Greg Tarzan Davis ('Chicago P.D.'), Jake Picking ('Blockers'), Raymond Lee ('Mozart in the Jungle'), Jean Louisa Kelly ('Ant-Man'), Manny Jacinto ('The Good Place') and Lyliana Wray ('Strange Angel'), as reported by Screenrant.
Miles Teller plays Bradley Bradshaw, Goose's son and 'The Fantastic Four' star faced some stiff competition from Nicholas Hoult ('X-Men: Apocalypse') and Glenn Powell ('Expendables 3'). Powell landed a different role in the film. The movie's preliminary production went on floors in May 2018.
At the moment, much of what Paramount and Skydance Media are bringing to SDCC is pretty much under wraps. While Deadline did report earlier that they would be there with "some kind of presence," speculations are rife that we may see some footage of the upcoming movie. The site also reported that the cast will be in town, and Cruise's participation will be a major boost. Previously, Paramount was part of SDCC with 'Bumblebee' and fans got a glimpse of some footage as well as more insight about the movie and the making of Bumblebee's origin story.
If Paramount is to take Bumblebee's route, then we may see a first-look teaser being released as we can only expect a full-fledged first trailer by the end of 2019. Watch this space for more updates on Top Gun: Maverick's participation in SDCC.
'Top Gun: Maverick' is expected to land in cinemas in June 2020.