Tom Cruise made an unexpected flyby at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the first trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick', sequel of 1986 film 'Top Gun'.
The audience in the 8,000 seat room went wild for Cruise Thursday afternoon. He closed out what had been billed only as a panel for "Terminator: Dark Fate." Cruise said all the flying in the trailer is real and that "Top Gun: Maverick" is a love letter to aviation. They worked with the Navy for the film, which is currently in production.
"Top Gun: Maverick" is expected to hit theaters next June. Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller co-star. Cruise said Comic-Con was the perfect place to premiere the trailer. He shot the original some 34 years ago in San Diego.
The sequel is set decades after the 1986 movie and features actor Miles Teller as the son of Anthony Edwards' pilot Goose, who is killed during a training exercise in the first movie. The 2 minutes 12 seconds trailer opens with stunning visuals of Cruise's character Maverick returning to the cockpit.
The 57-year-old actor said: "Thank you to all the fans who came out to Hall H today. It was great to share our first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick with you all."
"Everything you see here is for real. I have that lovin' feeling. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," he said at the event, reported Entertainment Weekly.
The film stars Jennifer Connelly, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer (who is reprising his role as Iceman), Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez and Monica Barbaro, reported Variety.
Joe Kosinski directed the film, from a script by Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first movie with the late Don Simpson, also produced the upcoming film with Cruise and Skydance CEO David Ellison.
'Top Gun: Maverick' is slated to hit the screens on June 26, 2020.
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