The first trailer for long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick has been released, with Tom Cruise’s return to his fan favourite role as a hotshot fighter pilot.
The actor made a surprise appearance at San Diego’s Comic-Con to introduce the footage which shows him back as Maverick, who will be dealing with issues of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters in the sequel. He referred to the film as “a love letter to aviation”.
The new cast includes Miles Teller as the son of Goose, played by Anthony Edwards in the original, who becomes Maverick’s protege. He’ll star alongside Glenn Powell, Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, Mad Men alum Jon Hamm, Insecure star Jay Ellis and Val Kilmer, returning to play Iceman.
The movie is scheduled to be released in June 2020.
The sequel has been in development since 2010, and will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who previously worked with Cruise in the sci-fi adventure Oblivion.
The original Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was a surprise hit in 1986, making over $350m worldwide.