Top Gun 2
Top Gun, released in 1986, stunned audiences with gravity-defying aerial feats involving genuine fighter jets, as well as smart outfits, a passionate illicit love storyline, and a tragic true bromance. In 1987, the film received a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture, and it continues to appear on different “Best of the ’80s” lists. Despite its cheesy overtones, phrases like “I feel the desire — the need for speed” have entered pop culture to the point where it was one of 25 “culturally, historically, or aesthetically” significant films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2015.
Fast forward 30 years, and we’re gearing up for Top Gun: Maverick, the much-anticipated sequel. On July 18th, 2019, Maverick himself — better known in real life as Tom Cruise — dropped by a Terminator: Dark Fate presentation to introduce the film, and the trailer was released. Here’s all we know about the other cast members, the plot they’ll tell, and when the second Top Gun will be released. Oh, and did you know there are some simmering scandals?
Top Gun 2 Trailer
The first trailer was unveiled on July 18th, 2019 at Comic-Con International. Maverick’s need for speed has not been subsidized. When the trailer was finally released, fans immediately spotted similarities between it and the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, pointing to certain sequences that looked almost identical to the teaser for Episode VII. Fans of Top Gun got an early Christmas present on December 16, 2019, when the second trailer was published. There’s also a fan-made LEGO replica of the trailer, which looks as good as it sounds.
Audiences were shown the first 13 minutes of the film, as well as a new trailer, during CinemaCon in August 2021. According to Deadline, Maverick defies the Admiral and flies at Mach 10. He hits Mach 10, but the plane explodes shortly afterward. Fortunately, Maverick survives; else, the movie would be much shorter. When the new trailer will be available online is unknown. Given the new release date postponement, we expect at least one more full trailer for the film closer to its May 2022 release date.