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Tom Cruise first played hotshot fighter pilot Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in 1986’s Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott. In Maverick, he finds himself a flight school instructor teaching Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), who is the son of his late best friend Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards), who died in the events of the original film. The movie also stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer as Ice Man.
Audiences got a first look at Maverick when Cruise made a surprise appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in July to debut the trailer.
“Everything you see in this film is very real,” Cruise told the Comic-Con crowd of the film’s airborne scenes and stunts.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently echoed that statement in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“We trained our actors for three months so they could get used to the g-forces because we put them in the real F-18s,” said Bruckheimer, who noted the training was key to avoiding a pitfall of the 1986 movie. “On the first movie, we were using F-14s. We put all the actors in there and every one of them threw up.”
Paramount and Skydance release Top Gun: Maverick on June 26. Watch the Super Bowl spot below.
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) February 2, 2020
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