Why make it simple when you can make it complicated ? Tom Cruise thought it big for the US premiere of Top Gun 2 which took place this Wednesday, May 4 in San Diego, California. Before the unveiling of the feature film, the 59-year-old actor decided to make an appearance worthy of the greatest Hollywood films and it was aboard a helicopter bearing the image of the saga. Top Gun that it happened. After a soft landing, Tom Cruise came out hair blowing, a big smile on his face and a pair of black sunglasses on his nose. The actor was joined by other members of the film’s crew, including Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly.
Top Gun: Maverick will be unveiled in France on May 18 at the Cannes Film Festival before hitting theaters on May 25. After being announced for 2019, the film’s release was postponed to 2020 to give Tom Cruise time to learn how to actually fly fighter jets. Then the pandemic meant another postponement.
In the synopsis of this new Top Gun, it is announced that Pete Mitchell, aka Maverick, will return not as a student but as a teacher. “After being one of the best fighter pilots in the United States Navy for more than thirty years, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, aka Tom Cruise, continues to push his limits as a test pilot, can we read. He refuses to rise in rank, because it would force him to give up flying. He is tasked with training a detachment of young Top Gun school graduates for a special mission that no pilot would ever have imagined.”