It’s been 33 years (I’m talking about 1986 for all of you math-challenged folks) since Top Gun became a hit movie and a cultural phenomenon. If you weren’t around for it, it’s kind of hard to describe how popular it was, but trust me, it was HUGE. My older brother even entertained the idea of becoming a fighter pilot for about four days.
Like I said, it was HUGE.
Well, we’re all in luck again! Top Gun: Maverick is set to hit the big screen next summer and original stars Tom Cruise (Maverick) and Val Kilmer (Iceman) are reprising their roles. Joining them will be Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller (who plays Goose’s son from the 1986 film), and Ed Harris. The original Top Gun was directed by the late Tony Scott, and this time around, Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) is at the helm.
Here’s a sharp poster for the new film.
Concerning the action in the new film, Jon Hamm said, “We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing. And it’s mostly practical. There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs.”
We don’t know a whole lot about the plot yet, but from the preview, it looks like it will be fully locked and loaded with action.
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on June 26, 2020. Check out the trailer below.
I don’t know about you, but I am excited about this one! Let’s hope that we get another love scene set to “Take My Breath Away.”