'Top Gun: Maverick': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Tom Cruise's next action movie
The sequel to the 1986 film 'Top Gun', 'Top Gun: Maverick' takes viewers down memory lane. The movie, which stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris, has been directed by Joseph Kosinski. With the premise of the film unfolding 34 years after the first installment, the film shows Cruise as a mature flight instructor teaching aviation antics to his late partner's son.
In a special appearance at ConanCon after a surprise entry at SDCC 2019's 'Terminator' panel, Cruise spoke about how the movie is a love letter to aviation. When the intense trailer was unveiled at Comic-Con 2019, fans couldn't help but notice several callbacks to the original film, especially in scenes where Cruise is shown on a motorcycle and flying fighter jets.
The action drama film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, is slated for a 2020 release by Paramount Pictures.
The story of 'Top Gun: Maverick' takes place 34 years after the original film. In the movie, Cruise reprises the role of Maverick, who is now the new flight instructor of the Top Gun school. In a scene, Maverick can be seen guiding and helping his late partner Goose's son Nick Bradshaw to become a pilot. Enthusiastic and keen to learn, Nick wants to be an expert at aviation just like his father was.
Tom Cruise is set to return to the 'Top Gun' sequel in the shoes of flight instructor Captain Peter "Maverick" Mitchell. With films like 'Vanilla Sky' (2001), 'Knight and Day' (2010), 'Jack Reacher' (2012) and 'Edge of Tomorrow' (2014) in his kitty apart from the blockbuster 'Mission Impossible' franchise, he is known for his never-aging appearance and charm. One of the highest-grossing stars of all times, he has won three Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for three Academy Awards.
The actor plays the role of Bradley Bradshaw, a pilot trainee, and the son of Maverick's late flight partner Nick "Goose" Bradshaw. The actor succeeds twins, Aaron and Adam Weiss, who played Bradley in the first film.
Val Kilmer will be seen as Thomas "Iceman" Kazansky in the film. Some of the other films he starred in are 'Top Secret!' (1984), 'Real Genius' (1985), the fantasy film 'Willow' (1988), and 'Tombstone' (1993).
Other actors in the cast include Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, Manny Jacinto as Fritz and Monica Barbaro as Phoenix, as well as Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez, Jake Picking, Raymond Lee and Jean Louisa Kelly.
The movie has been produced by Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
The 2.12-minute clip that seems to be a tribute to the first installment begins with a voiceover: "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."
The official Twitter account of 'Top Gun' movie shared the poster of the film.
Check out the official poster for #TopGun: Maverick starring @TomCruise. In theatres 2020. pic.twitter.com/5emkDH9j5f— Top Gun (@TopGunMovie) July 18, 2019
Where to watch
Catch the action-packed Tom Cruise-starrer at your nearest theatre as it releases in 2020.
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