After more than 30 years and numerous citations, Tom Cruise's Maverick is still flying.
After three-and-a-half decades, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) still has the need for speed, and you can take a glimpse at his latest mission in the Top Gun: Maverick trailer, below.
The original Top Gun film was released in 1986 and only earned a 50 Metascore from critics. However, its emotional story about Goose (Anthony Edward) — no spoilers here — and its visuals, including the flight gear, have been talked about and paid homage to throughout the years since. In that film, Cruise's Maverick was a young pilot enrolled in the U.S. Navy's elite fighter weapons school where he bonded with Goose and a civilian instructor (played by Kelly McGillis).
In the new film, Maverick is still pushing the envelope, but now as a test pilot, avoiding a promotion that would see him grounded. He finds himself training a group of graduates from his former school for a mission unlike no other any such pilot has yet seen, and that is where he meets Lt. Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw (Miles Teller), who is Goose's son. Suddenly, Maverick has to confront the ghosts of his past and his own current fears while working to prepare these kids for a mission that requires the ultimate sacrifice from whoever is chosen for it.
Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer also star.
Top Gun: Maverick comes from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote the script based on a story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks. (The characters were originally created by Jim Cash and Jack Epps. Jr.) The film, which opens on May 27, is directed by Joseph Kosinski. It is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Cruise, McQuarrie, and David Ellison, and executive produced by Tommy Harper, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Chad Oman, and Mike Stenson.