Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) hasn’t mellowed in the 33 years since he first jetted across movie screens in “Top Gun.” As the just-released trailer for the forthcoming sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” makes clear, he’s still a rule-breaker.
“You can’t get a promotion, you won’t retire, and despite your best efforts, you refuse to die,” growls a commanding officer played by Ed Harris (a veteran movie aviator from his 1983 role as John Glenn in “The Right Stuff”). “You should at least be a two-star admiral by now, yet here you are, Captain. Why is that?”
“It’s one of life’s mysteries, sir,” Maverick coolly responds. Maybe it has something to do with his continuing penchant for leather jackets, sunglasses and racing airplanes with his motorcycle?
Tom Cruise showed up at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday to unveil the trailer. “Everything you see in this film is real,” he reportedly told attendees. “We’re working with the Navy. I wanted to give you an experience of being inside that aircraft.”
The clip offers quick glimpses of new cast members Miles Teller (as the son of Maverick’s late wingman, Goose, played by Anthony Edwards), Jon Hamm and Jennifer Connelly, but Cruise and Harris dominate this exhilarating teaser.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”), “Top Gun: Maverick” is set to land in theaters on June 26, 2020.