IT’S been 36 years since the original movie came out, and fans can’t wait to watch Top Gun: Maverick.
The sequel to the iconic film starring Tom Cruise suffered major delays, but is finally hitting cinemas.
Tom Cruise is back as Maverick in Top Gun 2
When does Top Gun: Maverick come out in the UK?
Top Gun: Maverick (Top Gun 2) was due to be released back July 2019.
The film was postponed until July 2020, before being put back again due to the Covid pandemic.
Top Gun 2 will now hit cinemas on May 25, 2022 and is rated PG.
The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski who has worked on Oblivion and Tron:Legacy.
When does Top Gun: Maverick come out in the US?
The UK are actually getting the new Top Gun movie BEFORE America.
The film will hit theatres in the US two days later on May 27, 2022,.
Top Gun 2 is rated PG-13 for filmgoers in the states.
The movie sequel has running time of 2 hours and 17 minutes.
Who is in the cast of Top Gun 2?
Top Gun 2 brings with it some of the original cast from the 1986 film, as well as some new faces.
The top billed line-up features:
- Tom Cruise as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a test pilot and flight instructor.
- Miles Teller as Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, a pilot in the mission training group, and the son of Maverick’s late RIO and best friend, Nick “Goose” Bradshaw.
- Jennifer Connelly as Penelope “Penny” Benjamin, Maverick’s new love interest, who is a single mother, a bar owner, and the daughter of a former admiral.
- Jon Hamm as Vice Admiral Beau “Cyclone” Simpson.
- Glen Powell as Lieutenant Jake “Hangman” Seresin, mission pilot trainee.
- Lewis Pullman as Lieutenant Robert “Bob” Floyd, Phoenix’s WSO.
- Ed Harris as Rear Admiral Chester “Hammer” Cain, Maverick’s superior.
- Val Kilmer as 4-star Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, a fellow instructor and friend/former rival of Maverick, and the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
- Monica Barbaro as Lieutenant Natasha “Phoenix” Trace, mission pilot trainee.
What is the Tom Cruise movie about?
Top Gun: Maverick is set in the modern day as the pilots contend with drone warfare and fighter jets.
The sequel is a sort of reverse of the original with Maverick returning as an instructor who has to contend with a cocky female pilot called Penny Benjamin.
The film also features the grown up son of Goose (Riot FKA Wrigley) who clashes with Maverick.
Speaking to Access Hollywood Tom said: “Aviators are back, the need for speed. We’re going to have big, fast machines.”
He added: “It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one…but a progression for Maverick.”
What happened in the original Top Gun movie?
Top Gun is a romantic action drama movie released in 1986.
Tom Cruise plays Maverick, a young pilot with an inflated ego who is sent to train at The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School.
He clashes with fellow pilot Iceman (Val Kilmer) and falls in love with his female flight instructor Charlie Blackwood (Kelly McGillis).
Sadly his co-pilot Goose dies after ejecting from his plane and Maverick becomes burdened with guilt.