‘Top Gun: Maverick’: Everything You Need to Know About Upcoming Film

by Maggie Schneider
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The wait is finally over, or at least we think. Here’s when fans can expect the long-awaited film “Top Gun: Maverick.”

It has been 35 years since the hit film “Top Gun” was released. The 1986 action movie starring Tom Cruise earned over $357 million at the box office and remains a fan favorite. So why has it taken so long to make the sequel?

After delay after delay, it appears that the wait is finally over. “Top Gun: Maverick” is scheduled to hit cinemas on May 27, 2022. It will also be streamable via Paramount+ 45 days after its premiere.

Fans are excited to finally see the film. The movie was originally filmed in 2018 and scheduled for a 2019 release. Then, it was pushed back to a Summer 2020 release in an effort to “work out all the complex fight sequences.” The premiere was then put on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paramount Pictures wanted to wait until movie theaters were open and safer again.

We are hopeful that “Top Gun: Maverick” is worth the wait!

The Plot Of “Top Gun: Maverick”

The story of the “Top Gun” sequel sounds just as action-packed as the original. The description written by Paramount Pictures sounds riveting.

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt Bradley Bradshaw, call sign ‘Rooster’, the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt Nick Bradshaw, aka ‘Goose.’ Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it,” the synopsis reads.

Tom Cruise once again stars as Maverick in the sequel. Other “Top Gun” favorites such as Val Kilmer are making their return as well. New characters are joining the mission are played by a star-studded cast, including Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly.

A difference that the new film will have is an emphasis on real stunts. Tom Cruise fans know that the actor does his own tricks. Instead of relying on CGI, the cast flies real fighter jets in the sequel.