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Do you feel the need... the need, for speed? Tom Cruise is back in the new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick.
It's strange to think that one time, way back when, Cruise wasn't one of the biggest stars in the world. He became a bit of a heartthrob with The Outsiders and Risky Business, but Top Gun saw him tear through the fame barrier at warp speed.
For the past three-and-a-half decades, his ego has been writing cheques his body keeps on cashing: he climbed the Burj Khalifa; he clung to the side of a plane; and on the next Mission: Impossible, he drove a motorbike off a cliff. For the Top Gun sequel, he didn't push the boat out too much - he just flew an actual fighter jet.
Check out the new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick below:
Top Gun: Maverick was originally set to hit cinemas on July 12, 2019. However, due to a myriad of factors (a mixture of the film's technical feats and the pandemic), it's endured many, many delays. However, we're now a few months away from finally seeing it on the biggest screen possible.
"After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him," the official synopsis reads.
"When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt Bradley Bradshaw, 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."
Cruise is back as Maverick, with Val Kilmer said to make an appearance as Iceman. Miles Teller is starring as Goose's son, alongside Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about Maverick's relationship with his 'wingman', director Joseph Kosinski said: "The rivalry and relationship between Iceman and Maverick is one of those things that makes that first film so iconic. It's a relationship that is important to the Top Gun franchise and as a fan I would want to see how it's evolved."
Top Gun: Maverick hits cinemas on May 27, 2022.
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