This week, action star Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con to show the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel to his military action movie, Top Gun. Slated for release in June 26, 2020, the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick sees the return of Cruise’s cocky fighter pilot more than 30 years after the original movie launched his career as a global action hero. In the trailer, Cruise appears to be as talented, fearless and reckless as he was when we last saw him over three decades ago. We see Maverick has not lost his need for speed, as he flies through a desert at full-throttle before ascending up to the sky at nearly a 90 degree angle.
The rest of the clip serves major nostalgic feels, giving us snippets of the new characters. While Maverick is seen sporting his usual aviators and leather jacket, he hops on his motorcycle to ride alongside a couple of fighter planes.
While Ed Harris is the only new cast member featured prominently in the trailer, we get to see a few new faces, including Jon Hamm, Monica Barbaro and Glen Powell. The cast also features Val Kilmer returning to reprise his role as Ice Man and Miles Teller, who will be playing the son of Maverick’s deceased co-pilot Goose.
Twitter reacted hence to the trailer:
Maverick is back. Time to go back to the Danger Zone...Thanks Kenny Loggins. A look back at Top Gun that was released back in 1986, 33 years ago. #topgun2 #TopGun #Maverick #topgunmaverick pic.twitter.com/iQcvxniKas— Matt Leeds (@Mleeds2048) July 18, 2019
Can not wait for this @TomCruise. When that music started on the trailer I got goosebumps and felt so emotional. #TopGun is my all time favourite movie. I’m sure #Maverick will end up being a box office smash too pic.twitter.com/iJBgE2kSqR— steelemama (@steelemama1) July 18, 2019
Top Gun: #Maverick doubles the adrenalin gush of its 1986 predecessor. Stunning cast, pulsating low-dive sorties, the legendary bike-v/s-aircraft raceoff, and an amazing soundtrack... wonder how petrolheads like me will survive till the 2020 release!#TopGunMaverick #TopGun pic.twitter.com/soVz0TNojI— Anupam Thareja (@reach_anupam) July 20, 2019
The sequel focuses on Maverick’s heroic return to Top Gun. Maverick is seen training a group of young pilots, including Goose’s son. But, the trailer assures that we will see Cruise performing ample stints in the sky, which is not an uncommon talent of the famed star. “I was always asked ‘When are you going to do another one?’ Well, you’ve been very patient with me. I felt like it was my responsibility to really deliver for you,” Cruise told fans gathered at the annual Comic-Con movie, television and comic book event in San Diego.