Watch the New Trailer for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Starring Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is back as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in director Joseph Kosinski’s upcoming sequel to the Tony Scott-helmed 1986 classic ‘Top Gun.’

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Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 action classic, will indeed be hitting theaters this May after being met with a number of well-publicized delays. On Tuesday, Paramount further teased the Joseph Kosinski-directed entry’s long-awaited arrival with a new trailer.

The film sees original star Tom Cruise returning as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a test pilot who encounters the son of his late friend Nick “Goose” Bradshaw when training a group of graduates. Cruise is also credited as a producer on Maverick and is joined in that capacity by Jerry Bruckheimer, Christopher McQuarrie, and David Ellison.

Also starring in the sequel—which was originally slated for a summer 2019 release—are Miles Teller (as Goose’s son “Rooster”), Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, and more. Val Kilmer, who played Tom “Iceman” Kazansky in the original Top Gun, has also been confirmed to have reprised his role for Kosinski’s film. In fact, the latest trailer gives us a quick glimpse at how Iceman factors into this new story.

“That was a huge, huge get—having Val come back to play Iceman,” the director recently said in an interview withTotal Film. The reunion of Kilmer and Cruise’s characters, Kosinski added, ultimately became one of his “favorite parts” of the Maverick journey.

Catch the latest look at Top Gun: Maverick up top via Paramount. Following its Cannes Film Festival premiere, the sequel is finally set to hit theaters on May 27. Also on the horizon for Cruise fans are the upcoming seventh and eighth entries in the Mission: Impossible franchise, which—due to the pandemic—have also been hit with delays.


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