In 1986, we first saw Tom Cruise rise to fame with his blockbuster action film, Top Gun. We all know the kind of beautiful first impression that the movie left upon the audience. Ever since then, Lt. Pete Mitchell, a.k.a. Maverick, has been on an unknown hiatus. But after 35 long years, the wait is finally over! Maverick is back and feels the need for speed once again with Top Gun: Maverick. It is after three and a half long decades that Tom Cruise reprises his role. Of course, we all know how Tom Cruise gained the name and stardom from this very movie. Even today, there are some iconic action sequences from the first movie that movie watchers worship and watch repeatedly. There is no doubt that the second movie will leave the same kind of imprint on the audience. For all we know, it may be even better than the first one.
With Tom Cruise coming back as Maverick, he also brings some exciting new cast members to join the ride. The movie is also being produced by Tom Cruise himself and some other eminent names in the Hollywood industry. Along with Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom’s constant work companion, Christopher McQuarrie is also associated with the project. David Ellison is also coming on as one of the producers of the movie. It looks like this movie is definitely worth the money with an unforgettable cast and crew behind such a project. And maybe even better! It looks like it may just overpower our expectations and outdo the first one in various ways we could never imagine.
The cast of the action-packed sequel!
After the first movie, a lot of the cast members are bound to change. There is a lot of new blood which has joined the team. We already mentioned Tom Cruise reprising his role as the main protagonist for the movie. Along with Tom, there is one more legendary actor who is supposedly back for some more aerial action, we hope.
To break the surprise, it is Val Kilmer coming back for the sequel. He is once again going to fill the shoes of Admiral Tom Kazansky, or better known as Iceman. In the previous movie, he was a former friend or better known as Maverick’s rival. Now, he is a four-star admiral and currently serves as the Chief of Naval Operations.
We also have Jennifer Connelly, best known for her significant works such as Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind, and many others. She will be taking on the role of Penny Benjamin, who is to be Maverick’s new love interest in the movie after Charlotte Blackwood. She is also the daughter of a former admiral.
Mad Men’s Jon Hamm also comes in as Vice Admiral Cyclone for this movie. Along with him, the man from movies like Whiplash and Fantastic Four is here to grace the cast. That’s right! Miles Teller comes in as Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, a.k.a. Rooster. He is the son of Maverick’s former best friend, Nick Bradshaw, a.k.a. Goose. Unfortunately, Goose died in a plane accident in the first movie, as we all know.
Ed Harris also comes in as Rear Admiral, who is Maverick’s senior in the movie. Glen Powell also joins the cast as Hangman, a pilot trainee.
Other famous cast members include Charles Parnell, Danny Ramirez, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Jean Louisa Kelly, etc.
Joseph Kosinski as director
It would be a delight to announce that Joseph Kosinski comes in as the director for this movie. Surprisingly, this is not the first time that Joseph has collaborated with Cruise.
Together, they have also worked on Oblivion’s science fiction action movie, which also starred Morgan Freeman in one of the leading roles. The movie was released back in 2013. So, after eight long years, they now come back with another project on their hands! It would be great to see if the two again work together once again in the future.
Tom Cruise has already made a great duo with Mission Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie. It looks like the second movie could be just the beginning of another tremendous actor-director duo. For this, we can only wait and find out.
A minor plot giveaway!
It has been more than 30 years of service for Pete Mitchell. Ever since then, he has been right where he feels he belongs. He’s been pushing courageous test pilots to the limit and training them to become the best fighter pilots in the world. But along with that, his chances of advancement seem to fade away as he lives in constant rejection of the promotion he’s being offered over the last few years. Yet, on the other hand, it looks like he has been enjoying his position as a trainer for the new blood for the last 30 years or more.
Now, with a new mission on his hands, things get dicey as he receives orders from above to lead a team of expert fighter pilots into a mission they’ve never witnessed before. This includes Rooster, Goose’s son, and even people like Penny, who would be portraying Maverick’s new love interest in the movie. So will this be the last run for Maverick, or is there more to come? We can only wait and find out!
Maverick rejoices in his life with new friends, colleagues, love, and family. And some nostalgia that hits close to home. So let’s see the kind of action-packed adventure that Tom Cruise has in store for us!
Production and release dates
It is excellent to know that the movie is about to hit theatres worldwide. Initially, the movie was planned to release last year, but it faced significant delays and setbacks due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
But now, the movie has already hit several theatres across the United States. There are still worldwide releases being planned. Many people might not know that the music production for this movie has been done by Hans Zimmer, the mastermind behind several blockbusters over the decades! Along with him, Harold Faltermeyer is also the primary music producer.
But to jump into the critical details about the production can also be dealt with later. Right now, the fans need to go and book tickets all over. Tom Cruise is finally back with the second film after 35 long years of wait. You do not want to miss this one for anything in the world, and that is a promise! Maverick flies the jets sky high once again. Go check out the trailer and then raise the hype by booking your tickets now! Do not miss out on the action!