Fly to new heights as Top Gun: Maverick gets ready to hit theaters! The blockbuster is the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 film. Where is our protagonist Maverick nowadays? How have flying procedures changed? These questions will be answered when the new movie finally comes to theaters. Here is everything we know about Top Gun: Maverick
What is Top Gun Maverick about?
36 years after the original Top Gun, Tom Cruise returns as the iconic Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. In the movie, he is called to be put in charge of training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission under the orders of his fellow naval aviator friend and former rival, Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky. Maverick must face his fears and issues from the past in this sequel.
Top Gun Maverick cast
Tom Cruise reprises his role as test pilot Maverick while Val Kilmer returns as Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, who is now the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The film introduces some new faces, including Miles Teller as the son of Maverick’s late best friend, Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, and Jennifer Connelly as Maverick’s new love interest and the daughter of a formal admiral. John Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Monica Barbaro also star.
Catch the Top Gun Maverick trailer
The trailer begins with Maverick doing what he does best, flying. Throughout the almost 3 minute trailer, he shows off his abnormal teaching skills. We even get a nostalgic glimpse at his iconic motorcycle riding moment. How will this sequel live up to the 1986 film? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Lady Gaga sings the theme song for Top Gun Maverick
While Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” is the song associated with the first Top Gun, Lady Gaga sings the theme song for this sequel, called “Hold My Hand.” Lady Gaga sends love to the world after a troublesome time in the song.
In the music video, Lady Gaga is dressed like a fighter pilot as scenes of her around a fighter jet interweave with scenes from the upcoming movie. It gives off a dramatic ‘80s flair as the video includes shots in black and white and color.
“Her song that she’d written just fell right in and became, really, the underlying score and the heartbeat of our film,” Tom Cruise said about Lady Gaga when he was on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Tom Cruise brings nostalgia to Top Gun Maverick premiere
Top Gun: Maverick had a big premiere in San Diego on May 4, 2022. In typical Tom Cruise fashion, the actor arrived via the retired aircraft carrier USS Midway. The Hollywood Reporter captured his entrance.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 4, 2022
During the premiere, Miles Teller shared his experience with Top Gun veteran Tom Cruise. “He was just such a great ally for all of us to have and just the ultimate cheerleader,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “He really wants everybody to win.”
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 5, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick is set to play at this year’s Cannes Festival, beginning on Tuesday, May 17th.
Top Gun Maverick release date
Top Gun: Maverick will fly to theaters on May 24, 2022, and movie critics are already applauding the film. IndieWire’s David Ehrlich calls the movie “a confidently rapturous, emotionally involving, take-your-breath-away great time at the movies.”
Audiences who got the chance to see the film before its release fell in love with this sequel.
I just saw the greatest movie ever.#TopGun: Maverick is perfect. I enjoyed every second, every character.
It’s stunning. I laughed I cried. @TopGunMovie had NO business being this good.
Not kidding, it should be nominated for best picture. A masterpiece.
I said what I said.
— Roxy Striar (@roxystriar) May 11, 2022
TOP GUN: MAVERICK is miles beyond the first film in every conceivable way. Pays respect while forging its own path with blistering editing, thunderous sound & sweeping music. A big film with even bigger emotions that should be seen on the biggest screen. One of Tom Cruise’s best. pic.twitter.com/7Z8cDSYHV2
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) May 11, 2022
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