It\u2019s been a long road to the Top Gun sequel, but later this year, Top Gun: Maverick will finally hit the silver screen. And while Tom Cruise\u2019s Pete \u201cMaverick\u201d Mitchell will be accompanied by Val Kilmer\u2019s Tom \u201cIceman\u201d Kazansky, the rest of the movie\u2019s cast is comprised of brand-new faces. Chief among them is Miles Teller\u2019s Bradley \u201cRooster\u201d Bradshaw, who, like his late father, rocks a killer mustache, as you can see below.After meeting Rooster as a child in the original Top Gun, now we reunite with him as an adult, where he\u2019s followed in his father\u2019s footsteps by becoming a pilot and. In Top Gun: Maverick, Rooster will find himself being trained by Maverick himself, who flew with Goose back in the day. Considering the circumstances in which his father died, one wouldn\u2019t blame Rooster for having some hard feelings towards his instructor.But Rooster is hardly the only new pilot who will get notable screen time in Top Gun: Maverick. For instance, check out \u201cHangman\u201d below, played by Glen Powell, who lost out on playing Rooster, but still scored a spot in the sequel thanks to Tom Cruise, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and executives at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media being impressed with him. They even \u201cbeefed up\u201d the role for Powell!Rooster and Hangman\u2019s fellow Top Gun recruits in the new movie include Unreal\u2019s Monica Barbaro as \u201cPhoenix,\u201d Bad Times at the El Royale\u2019s Lewis Pullman as \u201cBob,\u201d The Game\u2019s Jay Ellis as Payback\u201d and Assassination Nation\u2019s Danny Ramirez as \u201cFanboy.\u201d You can check these characters out in the image gallery at the bottom of the article.Other folks we\u2019ll meet in Top Gun: Maverick include Jennifer Connelly as Maverick\u2019s yet-to-be-named love interest who runs the bar near the flight academy, Jon Hamm as a vice admiral, Ed Harris as Maverick\u2019s superior officer and Charles Parnell as Marcus \u201cSundown\u201d Williams, a rear admiral who has history with Maverick.Behind the scenes, Top Gun: Maverick is being directed by Tron: Legacy\u2019s Joseph Kosinski, while Ehren Kurger, Eric Warren and frequent Tom Cruise collaborator Christopher McQuarrie worked on the script. Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer are working on the score together, and we\u2019ll also be treated to a reprise of the original Top Gun\u2019s most famous song, Kenny Loggins\u2019 \u201cDanger Zone.\u201dBeginning development in 2010, Top Gun: Maverick finally began preliminary production in summer 2018, and principal photography ended around April 2019. The sequel was originally scheduled to be released last July, but it was pushed back a year and will now open opposite the musical In the Heights.Top Gun: Maverick flies into theaters on June 26, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more coverage. For now, keep track of what else is coming out this year with our 2020 release schedule.