‘Top Gun: Maverick’ premieres in theaters on May 27
Top Gun is back, and if you enjoyed the classic you’ll be overjoyed with this long-awaited sequel. Premiering May 27, Top Gun: Maverick is packed with all of the action, star-power, and aerial tricks that you can handle. Tom Cruise returns as the Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a man who has done plenty of growing up since his young days of being the most fearless flier in his Navy fighter weapons school. Now he’s had over 30 years of experience, and this time around he’ll be doing the teaching.
After some encouragement, Captain Maverick returns to the Navy to preside over an all-new team played by an all-star cast. Cyclone (Jon Hamm) encourages Maverick to do all he can to instruct a special group of new pilots. Hand-picked as the best of the best, Brad “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), Phoenix (Monica Barbaro), Payback (Jay Ellis), Bob (Lewis Pullman), and Hangman (Glen Powell) must now do their best to keep up.
Despite being the best to fly the skies, Maverick is an embattled choice for leadership for this big mission. “You should be at least a two-star admiral by now,” he is told by Rear Admiral (Ed Harris) in the trailer. “Yet here you are, Captain. Why is that?” Maverick replies simply, “it’s one of life’s mysteries, sir.” As if the stakes aren’t high enough, one pilot in particular questions the captain’s competency as well. Young Rooster has a bone to pick with Maverick due to the untimely death of his father Iceman (Val Kilmer) during a dangerous previous mission. For years, Rooster has blamed Maverick for his father’s demise. As he battles internally with his competing loyalty to his father and his assignment, his indecision may put everything and everyone in jeopardy. No one’s survival is guaranteed, and they must all band together before it’s too late.
See the team in action when Top Gun: Maverick premieres in theaters on May 27th.