‘Top Gun Maverick’: Tom Cruise & Val Kilmer return in explosive trailer

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American actor Tom Cruise is back as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell as seen in the trailer for Top Gun Maverick which released on 29 March.

TOM CRUISE IS BACK AS MAVERICK 

Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the long-awaited sequel of Top Gun. The trailer shows that Maverick is brought back into the Top Gun program to teach new recruits by the request of his former enemy Iceman (Val Kilmer). The film is set to release on 27 May.

“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,” reads the film’s synopsis.

“When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialised 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’,” the synopsis continued.

Tom is currently in South Africa filming the eighth instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise. The beloved actor was spotted landing at the Ladysmith Airfield in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday 28 March. He is reportedly scouting out locations in the Drakensberg for the film.

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WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

“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,” the synopsis added.

The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski and the screenplay is written by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie. The story was written by Peter Craig and Justin Marks based on characters created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr.

Top Gun Maverick was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison. The executive producers are Tommy Harper, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Chad Oman and Mike Stenson.

The film stars,

  • Tom Cruise
  • Miles Teller
  • 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

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