It’s been quite the while since director Joseph Kosinski took to the helm with twice the Tom Cruise for futuristic sci-fi, Oblivion. They’re back together now and with San Diego Comic Con in full steam, the official teaser for Top Gun: Maverick is now here.
The plot is largely a mystery though the general knowledge is that the iconic role of Maverick – played by Cruise since the 1986 film – will be an instructor in a technologically advanced world. Matt Donnelly at Variety quotes Cruise stating the following during the Hall H panel:
“…to me, ‘Top Gun’ is about competition.” In the trailer shown, that sentiment is alive and well but its not about skilled pilots fighting against machines — this time, they’re battling drones.”
Peter Craig, Justin Marks, and Eric Warren Singer penned the script. Rounding out the cast are Miles Teller and returning actor Val Kilmer, with Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez, and Monica Barbaro also starring.