New Top Gun: Maverick Trailer Is Full Of Pulse-Pounding Flight Scenes

Tom Cruise in Maverick's trailer

Tom Cruise has played many iconic roles throughout the years, including his starring role in Top Gun as Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. That 1986 action film put Cruise behind the cock pit, remains an iconic piece of pop culture. And with nostalgia continuing to influence the entertainment world, the 57 year-old actor will reprise his role for the long awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick. The upcoming movie's first trailer arrived a while back, but a new has been released which includes plenty of new footage, including thrilling flight sequences.

Top Gun: Maverick will arrive decades after the original movie, and was directed by Tron: Legacy's Joseph Kosinski. There's a seriously strong cast assembled to star alongside Tom Cruise, including Val Kilmer who will be reprising his role from the original film. They're joined by the likes of Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Connelly. This new trailer for Maverick showed more footage of the supporting cast, check it out below.

Does anyone else have chills? While the new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick kept plot details largely under wraps, it looks like the new sequel will be absolutely pulse-pounding when it arrives in theaters. Let's break down what we're being shown.

The trailer for Top Gun: Maverick opens on a group of young pilots, who are being introduced to their new instructor. Said instructor's skill in the cockpit are listed, and the class it told that his expertise could save their life one day. And who could that amazing pilot be but Tom Cruise's Maverick Mitchell.

This opening sequence is cut together with footage of Maverick as a pilot, making all sorts of daring moves. It shows the reality of what the young bucks are trying to accomplish, and how dangerous being in the cockpit truly can be. We're briefly shown some shots of the new class, which includes Miles Teller and Scream Queens' Glen Powell.

Miler Teller seems like a great choice to bring into the Top Gun franchise, and it looks like he'll have a major presence when Maverick finally arrives in theaters. The Whiplash actor is also rocking a bold mustache for the upcoming blockbuster, which is sure to break the internet and be the subject of countless memes.

There are definitely some cinematic parallels already happening in the trailer for Maverick, which pay homage to Tony Scott's original Top Gun. There's one scene with Miles Teller shirtless on the beach, which feels like a nod to the iconic volleyball scene. There's also some epic shots of Maverick riding his motorcycle, with Jennifer Connelly riding on the back.

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I'm eager to see how Top Gun: Maverick connects to the original movie, and builds upon the narrative that began those decades ago. Especially regarding what happened between the title character and Kelly McGillis' Charlotte "Charlie." McGillis wasn't asked to reprise her role in the sequel, so she'll have to be written out. Additionally, Val Kilmer is set to reprise his role as Iceman, although it's currently unclear how he factors into the new story.

The end of this new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick features Tom Cruise's pilot getting an exciting upgrade to his gear. The final moments see Mitchell in some sort of black ops plane, wearing a helmet similar to his iconic skydive from Mission: Impossible- Fallout. Both of these movies show how far Cruise is willing to push himself in order to make the most authentic and thrilling moviegoing experience possible.

Tom Gun: Maverick will hit theaters on June 26, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2020 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.