Top Gun: Maverick – Inside the Movie

He wasn't expecting an invitation back, but thirty four years, three months and six days since the iconic 1986 film Top Gun, Tom Cruise will return as Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in its sequel, Top Gun: Maverick; to be released in the US and UK on December 23 this year.

Introduced to his co-stars as their instructor, who is one of the finest pilots the US Navy's Fighter Weapons School, aka Top Gun, has ever produced, Maverick is assigned to a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a special mission. Top Gun: Maverick will see Val Kilmer reprise his role of Iceman; alongside new actors, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller. In the film, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice.

Watch the trailer below for this competition film about family, friendship, more volleyball and sacrifice. Top Gun: Maverick, a love letter to aviation, was written by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie and directed by Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski.

The efforts of film makers and naval aviators alike to bring this major movie to the big screen can be read about, listened to and seen in the pages of Combat Aircraft Journal, AirForces Monthly, AIR International and on Key.Aero.

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