It’s time to feel the need—the need for speed. When Top Gun flew into theaters in 1986, it helped launch Tom Cruise into superstardom that hasn’t stopped yet, and even sparked a large increase in uniformed personnel joining the Navy and inquiring about naval aviation programs.
The film made such an impact that it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2015 for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. And now that saga will continue with Top Gun: Maverick, set for release in 2020. the new film will follow Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell once again, catching up with him after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators. Mitchell has been spending time 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 specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), 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.”
Here’s the new trailer:
In the meantime, here’s a look at some interesting facts and stories about how the film was made. Here’s everything you should know about Top Gun.
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