The action-packed footage sees Cruise returning, after 30 years of service, as a flight school instructor. “I have to admit I wasn’t expecting an invitation back,” Pete “Maverick” Mitchell says in the new clip released Monday.
In the follow-up, Maverick shows a new class of fighter pilots how to duck, dip and dive in the sky. The trailer features plenty of scenic views, fancy jets, bomber jacks and aviator sunglasses.
“Your instructor is one of the finest pilots this program has ever produced,” his commanding officer tells a class of new recruits. “His exploits are legendary. What he has to teach you may very well be the difference of life and death.”
Miles Teller stars as Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s late RIO, Goose, while Val Kilmer will reprise his role as Iceman. The cast also includes Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Ed Harris and Manny Jacinto. Joseph Kosinski (“Oblivion”) directed “Top Gun: Maverick” from a script by “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” director Christopher McQuarrie, Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer.
“Top Gun: Maverick” debuts in theaters June 26, 2020.