Tom Cruise returns to the Sky

Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance at the 2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego to introduce the footage which shows him back as “Captain” Maverick. He is the only man to shoot down three enemy planes in the last forty years, yet he doesn’t get a promotion, doesn’t retire and despite his best efforts he refuses to die. Yet he is a “Captain.” The first trailer for long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick [2020] has been released, teasing Tom Cruise’s return to his fan favourite role as a hotshot fighter pilot.

Top Gun: Maverick Development

Paramount Pictures in 2010 offered Tony Scott, who directed the original Top Gun (1986), along with Jerry Bruckheimer to make a sequel to Top Gun. Christopher McQuarrie was offered to write the screenplay. Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie have worked together on several projects, including their last film Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)

After the death of Tony Scott, the film went to Joseph Kosinski, who previously worked with Cruise in the sci-fi adventure Oblivion.

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Skydance CEO David Ellison discussed Top Gun: Maverick in an Interview to Collider and said, “It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth-generation fighters … It’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today.”

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The new cast includes Miles Teller (Whiplash, Spectacular Now) as the son of Goose, played by Anthony Edwards in the original, who becomes Maverick’s protege. He’ll star alongside the Set It Up breakout Glenn Powell, Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly,  Jon Hamm (Good Omens, Mad Men), Jay Ellis and Val Kilmer, returning to play “Iceman” after he campaigned on the social media.

Harold Faltermeyer returning as a composer for the sequel.

“Aviators are back, the need for speed,” Cruise has said of the film. “We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one … but a progression for Maverick.”

Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Tom Cruise, Jon Hamm
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Writers: Jim Cash, Peter Craig, Jack Epps Jr., Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie, Eric Warren Singer
Top Gun: Maverick Release Date:  16 June 2020 (USA)
Links: IMDb

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