Topping Tony Scott‘s 1986 popcorn spectacular Top Gun was never going to be easy. However, it looks like Tom Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer and director Joseph Kosinski are going to give it their best shot with Top Gun: Maverick.
The new poster shows Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell thoughtfully looking up into the sky, potentially attempting to understand why old-school pilots like him are a thing of the past. It’s a simple but classy design and in-keeping with the artwork from Scott’s original’s film.
The trailer shows high octane action, whip smart visuals and Tom Cruise doing what Tom Cruise does best: defying gravity.
It also shows that volleyball is still a thing for the US Navy in 2019/2020. Somethings never go out of fashion.
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”.
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.