Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick has been taxiing around the runway waiting to take flight for a good couple of years now, with Tom Cruise unveiling the first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con way back in July 2019 before COVID hit and saw the release calendar enter a flat spin.
After bouncing round numerous dates in 2020 and 2021, Paramount announced this past September that it was pushing the sequel to the 1986 action classic to May of this year. And so, to drop us a gentle reminder about the film while we await another potential release date shift due to Omnicron, the studio has been kind enough to share a new image from the film which sees Cruise’s Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell joined by new recruits recruits Hangman (Glen Powell), Rooster (Miles Teller) and Phoenix (Monica Barbaro). Check it out here…
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.
Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) and sees original stars Tom Cruise (Maverick) and Val Kilmer (Iceman) joined by Jennifer Connolly (American Pastoral), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Harris (Westworld), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Charles Parnell (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Bashir Salahuddin (Glow), Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop), Danny Ramirez (The Gifted), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Jay Ellis (Insecure), Kara Wang (Good Trouble), Jack Schumacher (Empire), Greg Tarzan Davis (Chicago P.D.), Jake Picking (Blockers), Raymond Lee (Mozart in the Jungle), Jean Louisa Kelly (Ant-Man) and Lyliana Wray (Strange Angel).
Top Gun: Maverick is set for release on May 27th 2022.