Top Gun: Maverick TV spot highlights Tom Cruise’s return as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and his daredevil attitude both on the ground and up in the air.
A brand new Top Gun: Maverick trailer highlights Tom Cruise’s return as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. With less than two weeks to go before the Joseph Kosinski blockbuster hits theaters, Paramount is continuing its marketing efforts to keep the hype going until the Top Gun sequel premiere. In a new promotional spot, Cruise’s daredevil pilot takes center stage as he returns to the character he last played more than three decades ago.
The highly-anticipated sequel to Tony Scott’s Top Gun is finally releasing in theaters on May 27 after a series of delays. Top Gun: Maverick will see Cruise’s Maverick still working at the same flight academy he trained in, but now, as an instructor himself. Among his students is the son of his former RIO Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards), Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), who isn’t exactly fond of him. Aside from this core conflict, the follow-up blockbuster will also delve deep into Maverick’s psyche as he’s forced to re-examine his life and deal with deep-seated internal turmoil that he has long tried to ignore.
Shared on Top Gun‘s official Twitter page is a brand new Top Gun: Maverick trailer. Clocking in at just 15 seconds, the video focuses on Maverick’s daredevil attitude both on the ground and up in the air, reminding viewers that he may have aged, but his devil-may-care attitude is still very much intact. Watch the clip below:
While the general public has to wait several more days before seeing the Top Gun sequel, critics reviews have already been released and they’re all generally positive. Much of the marketing for Top Gun: Maverick focuses on the fantastic stunts and action scenes that the film’s cast and crew worked on for months, so the glowing reviews these scenes received was somehow expected. Surprisingly, however, the other common praise for Top Gun: Maverick is for its emotional story. Between the involvement of Goose’s son and the return of Val Kilmer as Tom “Kazansky” Iceman, there’s a strong sense of nostalgia in the movie. But more than those, the film’s examination of Maverick is very important, especially since it’s clear he has been self-sabotaging himself for years — remaining as a Navy Captain when he could easily climb further up the organization ladder given his piloting skills.
The original Top Gun movie was about the actual flight academy and the experiences the trainees underwent while participating in boot camp. Some of that will factor in the sequel with a new generation of newbie pilots learning about camaraderie. But, as suggested by its title, Top Gun: Maverick will heavily focus on Cruise’s character. A lot of time has passed since audiences last saw him, and while it appears as if he hasn’t changed much, everything else around him has. So, it’s curious why he seems to be resisting changing himself.
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- Top Gun: Maverick/Top Gun 2 (2022)Release date: May 27, 2022
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