Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
  • Written by: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris
  • UK release: 27 May 2022

Maverick returns in this sequel to the 1986 film.

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Top Gun: Maverick

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Writers: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer

Stars: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

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Lewis Hamilton turned down ‘Top Gun Maverick’ role in most ‘upsetting’ call of his life

10 Aug 2022

Film gossip

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he was forced to turn down a role in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ – in one of the most “upsetting” phone calls of his life. The 37-year-old racing driver had asked Tom Cruise, 60, for a part when a sequel to the 1986 blockbuster was…

Jon Hamm thinks Top Gun: Maverick has right level of nostalgia

27 May 2022

Film gossip

Jon Hamm thinks 'Top Gun: Maverick' has struck the right balance between nostalgia and originality. The 51-year-old actor portrays Vice Admiral Beau 'Cyclone' Simpson in the long-awaited follow-up to 1986's 'Top Gun' and he thinks the movie offers…

Jon Hamm praises 'nostalgic elements' of Top Gun: Maverick

26 May 2022

Film gossip

Jon Hamm believes 'Top Gun: Maverick' has "nostalgic elements" of the original film. The 51-year-old actor stars in the long-awaited sequel to Tom Cruise's 1986 action classic as Vice Admiral Beau 'Cyclone' Simpson and thinks it pays homage to its…

Glen Powell: Top Gun: Maverick is better than the original

25 May 2022

Film gossip

Glen Powell thinks 'Top Gun: Maverick' "raises the bar in every way". The 33-year-old actor stars in the action sequel as Lieutenant Jake 'Hangman' Seresin and thinks that the new blockbuster surpasses the iconic 1986 original film that made Tom Cruise…

Jerry Bruckheimer: Top Gun cast members vomited flying planes

24 May 2022

Film gossip

Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed that several of the 'Top Gun: Maverick' cast threw up during the flying scenes. The producer revealed that Tom Cruise and his co-star Monica Barbaro were the only ones who avoided vomiting during the flight sequence – even…

Joseph Kosinski was frustrated with Top Gun: Maverick delays

23 May 2022

Film gossip

Joseph Kosinski found it challenging waiting for 'Top Gun: Maverick' to be released. The 48-year-old director has helmed the sequel to Tom Cruise's iconic action film and described the frustration of the various delays to the movie's release due to the…

'I'm living the dream': Tom Cruise insists he never has a day off

22 May 2022

Film gossip

Tom Cruise says he doesn't have days off because he's "living his dream" when he's working. Growing up, young Tom dreamt of becoming either a pilot or an actor and in his latest film, 'Top Gun: Maverick', the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 action…

Tom Cruise reveals his most 'life-changing' role

21 May 2022

Film gossip

Tom Cruise says landing the role of Navy pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in 'Top Gun' was "life-changing". The 59-year-old Hollywood star had always dreamt of being either a pilot or an actor growing up, and when he could combine both careers in one…

Jon Hamm: Top Gun appeals to regular people

20 May 2022

Film gossip

Jon Hamm thinks that the 'Top Gun' franchise appeals to audiences as it focuses on "regular people". The 51-year-old star plays Vice Admiral Beau 'Cyclone' Simpson in the sequel 'Top Gun: Maverick' and believes that the franchise's lack of "masks and…

Tom Cruise agonised about making Top Gun sequel

20 May 2022

Film gossip

Tom Cruise doubted that he would ever make 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The 59-year-old actor returns as Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell for the hotly-anticipated sequel to the 1986 movie 'Top Gun' and he took a long time deliberating whether to greenlight the…

Tom Cruise was daunted by Top Gun: Maverick

19 May 2022

Film gossip

Tom Cruise found it a "daunting task" making 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The 59-year-old star reprises his role as Captain Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in the highly-anticipated sequel to 'Top Gun' but Tom was uncertain about revisiting the movie that made him a…

Jennifer Connelly practiced bartending on Top Gun: Maverick set

16 May 2022

Film gossip

Jennifer Connelly practiced pouring drinks on the set of 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The 51-year-old actress plays bar owner Penny Benjamin in the long-awaited action sequel and revealed that she wanted to look as if she knew what she was doing on screen.

Glen Powell sick while making Top Gun: Maverick

15 May 2022

Film gossip

Glen Powell did "a lot of puking" while filming 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The 33-year-old actor – who portrays pilot Jake 'Hangman' Seresin in the film – and his co-stars on the action sequel underwent three months of training ahead of shooting in order to…

Glen Powell amazed by Tom Cruise's Top Gun: Maverick commitment

6 May 2022

Film gossip

Glen Powell was astonished by Tom Cruise's approach to the flying scenes in 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The 33-year-old actor stars in the long-awaited sequel as Hangman and was amazed that Tom could cope with more demanding flight sequences than anybody else.

Jerry Bruckheimer was determined to get Top Gun: Maverick released in cinemas

29 Apr 2022

Film gossip

Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise were desperate to make sure 'Top Gun: Maverick' was released in cinemas. The long-awaited sequel to 'Top Gun' will finally be released next month after numerous delays due to the coronavirus pandemic and the 78-year-old…

Lady Gaga's 'Top Gun: Maverick' song was years in the making

28 Apr 2022

Music gossip

Lady Gaga spent years "perfecting" her 'Top Gun: Maverick' song. The Oscar winner is set to release ‘Hold My Hand’ on May 3, which is taken from the soundtrack to the eagerly-anticipated fighter plane action sequel, which sees Tom Cruise reprise his…

Lady Gaga records song for Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack

25 Apr 2022

Music gossip

Lady Gaga has reportedly recorded a song for the 'Top Gun: Maverick' soundtrack. The 36-year-old pop superstar has written 'Hold My Hand' for the eagerly anticipated fighter plane action sequel, which sees Tom Cruise reprise his role as Captain Pete…

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ will debut at the Cannes Film Festival with a special appearance from Tom Cruis

1 Apr 2022

Film gossip

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ will debut at the Cannes Film Festival with a special appearance from Tom Cruise. The hotly anticipated follow-up to the 1986 action flick – which features original stars Tom and Val Kilmer along with new faces to the franchise such…

Joseph Kosinski thrilled with Val Kilmer's Top Gun return

30 Mar 2022

Film gossip

Joseph Kosinski is delighted that Val Kilmer is returning for 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The 47-year-old director is helming the long-awaited sequel to 'Top Gun' and is thrilled that Kilmer is returning as Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky alongside Tom Cruise's Pete…

Miles Teller experienced intense training for Top Gun: Maverick

29 Mar 2022

Film gossip

Miles Teller was put through "Tom Cruise boot camp" for his role in 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The 35-year-old actor plays Bradley 'Rooster' Bradshaw in the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 movie 'Top Gun' and revealed how Cruise put all of the cast through…

Mission: Impossible 7 and Top Gun: Maverick delayed

2 Sep 2021

Film gossip

'Top Gun: Maverick' and 'Mission: Impossible 7' have been delayed by several months. Studio Paramount have announced an overhaul of their release schedule due to concerns about the highly-contagious Delta variant of coronavirus which has swept the globe…

Jerry Bruckheimer: Tom Cruise hesitated on Top Gun role

17 May 2021

Film gossip

Jerry Bruckheimer admits it "wasn't easy" to convince Tom Cruise to star in 'Top Gun'. The 77-year-old film producer worked on the iconic 1986 action flick, in which Tom plays pilot Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, and revealed that the actor…

Christopher McQuarrie full of praise for Top Gun: Maverick

26 Apr 2021

Film gossip

Christopher McQuarrie has described 'Top Gun: Maverick' as the "best film" he has worked on. The 52-year-old filmmaker is part of the writing team on the long-awaited sequel to Tom Cruise's 1986 blockbuster 'Top Gun'. Asked on Twitter if he had seen the…

Miles Teller: There is no green screen in Top Gun: Maverick

27 Nov 2020

Film gossip

Miles Teller has vowed there is "no green screen" in 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The 33-year-old actor stars in the long-awaited sequel to 1986 hit 'Top Gun' as Bradley 'Rooster' Bradshaw and revealed that every stunt in the movie is down to the efforts of the…

Joseph Kosinski claims Tom Cruise's Maverick hasn't changed in Top Gun sequel

9 Jul 2020

Film gossip

'Top Gun: Maverick' director Joseph Kosinski insists Tom Cruise's Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell hasn't changed in the sequel. The Hollywood icon will reprise the role of 'Maverick' in the upcoming sequel to the 1986 blockbuster and Joseph has suggested that…

Top Gun: Maverick will finish on time for original release date

11 Apr 2020

Film gossip

'Top Gun: Maverick' will be finished on time to make its original release date. The much-anticipated movie – which stars Hollywood icon Tom Cruise – was originally set to release in June, but has since moved its premiere date to December 2020, due to…

Tom Cruise teases spectacular flight scenes in Top Gun: Maverick

24 Mar 2020

Film gossip

Tom Cruise has promised there's "never been" an aerial scene quite like one in 'Top Gun: Maverick' – and doesn't think there will be again. The 57-year-old actor reprises his role as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in the upcoming sequel and while he's an…

Tom Cruise never expected Top Gun sequel

18 Mar 2020

Film gossip

Tom Cruise "never thought" a 'Top Gun' sequel would happen. The 57-year-old actor reprises his role as pilot Peter 'Maverick' Mitchell in the upcoming sequel 'Top Gun: Maverick', 34 years after starring in the original. However, Tom admits that at first…

Top Gun: Maverick actors had flight training to beat sickness

22 Jan 2020

Film gossip

'Top Gun: Maverick' producer Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed that all the cast had flight training so they could "get used to the g-forces" to stop them from vomiting in the air. The 76-year-old filmmaker acted as a producer on the original 1986 action…

Tom Cruise felt weird returning to Top Gun

17 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Tom Cruise felt "weird" returning to 'Top Gun' after 30 years, according to co-star Jon Hamm. Tom will reprise his role as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in the upcoming 'Top Gun: Maverick', 34 years after the original was released, whilst Jon has joined the…

Jay Ellis: Tom Cruise was 'mentor' on Top Gun: Maverick

23 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Jay Ellis says Tom Cruise was "a mentor" on the 'Top Gun: Maverick' set. The 37-year-old actor makes his first appearance in the franchise in the highly anticipated sequel to the 1986 action blockbuster, and he admitted Cruise – who is reprising his…

Tom Cruise had 'responsibility' to make Top Gun 2

19 Jul 2019

Film gossip

Tom Cruise felt a "responsibility" to make a 'Top Gun' sequel. The 57-year-old actor made a surprise appearance at Comic Con on Thursday (18.07.19), where he introduced a trailer for the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick' – in whcih he reprises his role as…

Top Gun sequel to be shot in 'mind-blowing' 6K definition

23 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Jon Hamm has revealed 'Top Gun: Maverick' will be shot in "mind-blowing" 6K definition. The 48-year-old actor has spilled some details on what fans can expect from the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 original and teased the crystal clear visuals and…

Jay Ellis praises mentor Tom Cruise

31 Mar 2019

Film gossip

Jay Ellis has praised his "mentor" Tom Cruise. The 37-year-old actor will appear opposite the screen legend in long-awaited sequel 'Top Gun: Maverick' and he feels the 56-year-old star has done everything possible to make sure the movie will "exceed…

Jennifer Connelly very 'excited' to star opposite Tom Cruise in Top Gun sequel

17 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Jennifer Connelly is so "excited" to star opposite Tom Cruise in the 'Top Gun' sequel because of his "extraordinary" career. The 48-year-old actress will appear alongside Cruise in the much-anticipated 'Top Gun: Maverick' and while she's keen to remain…

Jennifer Connelly says shooting Top Gun: Maverick has been 'so much fun'

1 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Jennifer Connelly admits starring in the 'Top Gun' sequel has been "so much fun". The 48-year-old actress will appear alongside Tom Cruise in the much-anticipated 'Top Gun: Maverick' and while she's keen to remain tight-lipped about the movie, Jennifer…

Top Gun: Maverick adds Kara Wang to the cast

4 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Kara Wang and Jack Schumacher have joined the cast of 'Top Gun: Maverick'. 'Good' Trouble actress Kara and 'Chicago P.D' actor Jack will play pilots in the action blockbuster and are amongst seven, and final, new additions to sign up to Paramount and…

Manny Jacinto signs up for Top Gun 2

28 Sep 2018

Film gossip

Manny Jacinto has joined the cast of 'Top Gun: Maverick'. The 31-year-old actor - who has recently appeared opposite 'Frozen' actress Kristen Bell in 'The Good Place' - has signed on the dotted line to appear in Paramount's 'Top Gun' sequel as a fighter…

Top Gun: Maverick delayed until 2020

30 Aug 2018

Film gossip

The 'Top Gun' sequel has been delayed almost a year until June 26, 2020. Tom Cruise is set to return for 'Top Gun: Maverick', which was originally slated for a July 12 release next summer, but it was announced this week that the movie has been pushed…

Jon Hamm joins Top Gun 2

23 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Jon Hamm and Ed Harris have joined the 'Top Gun' sequel. The 'Baby Driver' actor and the 'Westworld' star, along with Lewis Pullman, are the latest names added to the cast of the long-awaited sequel, which will see Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer reprise…

Jennifer Connelly to star in Top Gun 2

21 Jul 2018

Film gossip

Jennifer Connelly is in talks to star in 'Top Gun 2'. The 47-year-old actress is believed to be lined up for the leading female role in the sequel to the hugely popular 1986 movie, which will see her star alongside Tom Cruise, who was the leading man in…

Miles Teller bags leading role in Top Gun 2

4 Jul 2018

Film gossip

Miles Teller has bagged a leading role in 'Top Gun 2'. The 31-year-old actor has reportedly landed the part of Goose - the son of Maverick's wingman who met a fatal end in the original - in the long-awaited sequel of the 1986 classic starring Tom Cruise…

Nicholas Holt in the running for a key role in Top Gun 2

28 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Nicholas Hoult is one of the front-runners for a key role in 'Top Gun 2'. The 28-year-old British star - who got his breakout role in the 2002 film 'About a Boy' - faces competition from fellow actors Glen Powell and Miles Teller for a major part in the…

Val Kilmer to star in Top Gun sequel?

7 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Val Kilmer is in line to star in 'Maverick'. The 58-year-old actor looks set to reprise his role as Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky in the hotly-anticipated 'Top Gun' sequel after playing the character in Tony Scott's original 1986 iconic movie. A source told The…

Tom Cruise reveals production has started on Top Gun 2

31 May 2018

Film gossip

Production work has started on 'Top Gun 2'. The new film, which is officially titled 'Maverick', is due to hit cinema screens in July 2019, and Tom Cruise - who also starred in the original 'Top Gun' film back in 1986 -has given his Twitter followers a…

Top Gun: Maverick to start shooting this summer

6 Mar 2018

Film gossip

'Top Gun: Maverick' is set to start shooting this summer. The highly-anticipated sequel - which will see Tom Cruise reprise his role as fighter pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell - has signed Joseph Kosinski up as director and will be hitting cinemas 33…

Top Gun sequel gets release date

1 Jul 2017

Film gossip

'Top Gun: Maverick' will be released in July 2019. The highly-anticipated sequel - which will see Tom Cruise reprise his role as fighter pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell - has signed Joseph Kosinski up as director and will be hitting cinemas 33 years…

Tom Cruise reveals Top Gun sequel title

3 Jun 2017

Film gossip

The 'Top Gun' sequel will be called 'Top Gun: Maverick'. Tom Cruise - who played Lt. Pete Mitchell aka Maverick in the 1986 movie and will return for the sequel - revealed the title to Access Hollywood, adding "you don't need a number in all sequel…

Val Kilmer ready for Top Gun sequel

25 May 2017

Film gossip

Val Kilmer is "ready" to appear in 'Top Gun 2'. The 57-year-old actor is keen to reprise his role as cocky fighter pilot Tom 'Iceman' Kazanski in the sequel to the 1986 classic film after Tom Cruise - who played his on-screen rival, lead character Pete…

Joseph Kosinski to direct Top Gun 2?

25 May 2017

Film gossip

Joseph Kosinski is being tipped to direct the 'Top Gun' sequel. The 43-year-old director is believed to be the frontrunner in talks to helm the sequel to the iconic 80s movie starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, after having previously worked with lead…

Tom Cruise confirms Top Gun 2

24 May 2017

Film gossip

Tom Cruise has confirmed 'Top Gun 2' is in the works. The 54-year-old actor starred as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the 1986 action drama movie, and has now confirmed that more than 30 years after the original was released, a sequel is in development and…

Tom Cruise will be in Top Gun sequel

1 Apr 2016

Film gossip

Tom Cruise will appear in the 'Top Gun' sequel. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer insists they couldn't possibly make a follow-up to the 1986 classic movie if the 53-year-old actor wasn't on board to reprise his role as Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell.

Jerry Bruckheimer meets with Tom Cruise to talk Top Gun sequel

27 Jan 2016

Film gossip

Tom Cruise has met Jerry Bruckheimer to discuss 'Top Gun 2'. The action star is set to reprise his role as Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell from the 1986 film about fighter pilots at America's combat flying school in Miramar. Producer Bruckheimer has…

Val Kilmer confirms Top Gun sequel

17 Nov 2015

Film gossip

Val Kilmer has accepted a starring role in 'Top Gun 2'. The 55-year-old actor, who starred alongside Tom Cruise in the 1986 original, has taken to his Facebook account to revealed he's been offered and has accepted the chance to appear in a sequel. He…

Tom Cruise: Top Gun sequel would be 'fun'

27 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Tom Cruise thinks it would be "fun" to star in a 'Top Gun' sequel. The 53-year-old actor - who played US Navy pilot Maverick in the 1986 blockbuster - has confessed he would definitely consider reprising the role in a follow-up film. Speaking at the…

Top Gun 2 to secure new writer

9 Sep 2014

Film gossip

The studio behind 'Top Gun 2' hope to secure 'The Jungle Book' writer, Justin Marks. The sequel to the original 'Top Gun' film, starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis, has been in the works since 2010, but sadly lost momentum after the then-director…

Tom Cruise: Top Gun 2 would be 'fun'

31 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Tom Cruise admits it will be "fun" to do 'Top Gun 2'. The 51-year-old actor - who starred as LT Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in the original action film - admits there are "stumbling blocks" which need to be tackled before they confirm a sequel to 1986's…

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