Top Gun: Maverick Featurette Highlights Cast’s Grueling Flight Training

Paramount Pictures has dropped a brand new Top Gun: Maverick featurette for the highly-anticipated action sequel, starring Tom Cruise as he reprises one of his most iconic roles. It is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 27.

The video, which you can check out below, features a commentary by the main cast including Cruise and Miles Teller as they discussed the rigorous training they went through for the film’s never-before-done aviation sequences. It also gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the cast directed and filmed themselves while they were flying the fighter jets.

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Top Gun: Maverick is set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters, and explores the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick is now a flight instructor, who takes Bradley Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, under his wing.

Joining Cruise are Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Danny Ramirez, Manny Jacinto, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Charles Parnell, Ed Harris, and more.

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Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who previously worked with Cruise in Oblivion, from a screenplay written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, and Eric Warren Singer.

The original Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott and also starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take My Breath Away” performed by Berlin. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”


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