A new official trailer has been released for Top Gun: Maverick, with Tom Cruise reprising his role thirty-six years after the original 1986 blockbuster movie was released. The film’s release has faced multiple delays but the premiere date has FINALLY been announced.
Cruise is flying back into his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and in this film, after thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s stop aviators, he’s shown moving into a teaching position. Due to the request of Admiral Kazansky (Val Kilmer), Maverick is called to train TOP GUN graduates for a special mission. The film’s synopsis explains:
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.’
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) March 29, 2022
The film’s production began way back in 2010 with offers made for the sequel by Paramount Pictures, and Cruise’s involvement in the film was first announced in January of 2016. Filming officially started in 2018 and was originally scheduled for release in July of 2019 but was held back due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then further delayed with scheduling conflicts with Cruise.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the film has Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer reprising their roles from the first film and also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis and Ed Harris.
The film is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18th, 2022 and will be released in cinemas around Australia on Thursday the 26th of May, 2022.
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