Top Gun: Maverick takes place 34 years after the original film. Cruise, reprising his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now finds himself as a training instructor preparing a new batch of pilots for flight. He’s eventually tasked with a detachment of graduates for a “specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has seen,” and none other than Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s late friend Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”, is one of his pupils. “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,” reads the synopsis.
Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion), who worked off a script penned by Justin Marks (The Jungle Book), Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle), and Peter Craig (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2). Miles Teller plays the aforementioned Bradley Bradshaw, while other cast members include Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Glen Powell, and the Iceman himself, Val Kilmer.