"Top Gun: Maverick" is a 2022 American action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski.
The starring cast includes Tom Cruise as CAPT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, Miles Teller as LT Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, Jennifer Connelly as Penelope "Penny" Benjamin, Jon Hamm as VADM Beau "Cyclone" Simpson, Glen Powell as LT Jake "Hangman" Seresin, Val Kilmer as ADM Tom "Iceman" Kazansky, Ed Harris as RADM Chester "Hammer" Cain, Lewis Pullman as LT Robert "Bob" Floyd, Monica Barbaro as LT Natasha "Phoenix" Trace, Charles Parnell as RADM Solomon "Warlock" Bates and others.

Here are "Top Gun: Maverick" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Top Gun: Maverick movie?

Paramount Pictures on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 released the trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick" you can watch here:
Top Gun: Maverick | NEW Official Trailer (2022 Movie) - Tom Cruise.

Plot summary

What is Top Gun: Maverick movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Top Gun: Maverick" movie plot summary.

Over 30 years after graduating from TOPGUN, United States Navy Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is a test pilot. Despite winning many honors and commendations, repeated insubordination has kept him from flag rank. His friend and former TOPGUN rival, Admiral Tom "Iceman" Kazansky, is commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and often protects Maverick (Tom Cruise) from being grounded. Rear Admiral Chester "Hammer" Cain cancels Maverick's "Darkstar" scramjet program in favor of funding drones. Before Hammer (Ed Harris) can officially do so, Maverick sets a new flight plan to push into high-hypersonic speed, accomplishing the program's goal. The prototype is destroyed, however, when Maverick pushes beyond Mach 10. Iceman (Val Kilmer) again saves Maverick's career by ordering him to NAS North Island for his next assignment, but Hammer warns Maverick that the era of crewed fighter aircraft will soon end.
The Navy has been tasked with destroying an unsanctioned uranium enrichment plant, which sits in a deep depression at the end of a canyon. It is defended by SA-3 Goa surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), GPS jammers, and what appear to be fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighters. Maverick devises a plan to attack with two pairs of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. He learns that he will not take part in the strike, instead his assignment is to train an elite group of recent TOPGUN graduates assembled by Air Boss Vice Admiral Beau "Cyclone" Simpson.
Maverick out-dogfights his skeptical students to win their respect. Lieutenants Jake "Hangman" Seresin and Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw - son of Maverick's late best friend and RIO Nick "Goose" Bradshaw - clash. Rooster (Miles Teller) dislikes Hangman's cavalier attitude, while Hangman (Glen Powell) criticizes Rooster's cautious flying. Maverick reunites with former girlfriend Penny Benjamin (Jennifer Connelly), to whom he reveals that Rooster's mother made him promise before she died that Rooster would not become a pilot. Rooster, unaware of the promise, resents Maverick for impeding his military career and blames him for his father's death. Maverick is reluctant to further interfere with Rooster's career, but the alternative is to send him on the extremely dangerous mission. He tells his doubts to Iceman who has terminal throat cancer. Before dying, Iceman advises that "It's time to let go" and reassures him that the Navy needs Maverick.


Who plays who in the Top Gun: Maverick movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Top Gun: Maverick" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Tom Cruise  as CAPT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell a test pilot and flight instructor, training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission
Miles Teller  as LT Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw an F/A-18E pilot in the mission training group
Jennifer Connelly  as Penelope "Penny" Benjamin Maverick's rekindled love interest
Jon Hamm  as VADM Beau "Cyclone" Simpson the commander of Naval Air Forces
Glen Powell  as LT Jake "Hangman" Seresin an F/A-18E pilot and mission candidate
Val Kilmer  as ADM Tom "Iceman" Kazansky the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, close friend and former rival of Maverick's
Ed Harris  as RADM Chester "Hammer" Cain Maverick's superior and head of the Darkstar program
Lewis Pullman  as LT Robert "Bob" Floyd Phoenix's F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate
Monica Barbaro  as LT Natasha "Phoenix" Trace an F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
Charles Parnell  as RADM Solomon "Warlock" Bates the commander of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center and an acquaintance of Maverick's
Jay Ellis  as LT Reuben "Payback" Fitch an F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
Danny Ramirez  as LT Mickey "Fanboy" Garcia Payback's F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate
Bashir Salahuddin  as Wo-1. Bernie 'Hondo' Coleman
Greg Tarzan Davis  as LT Javy "Coyote" Machado an F/A-18E pilot and mission candidate
Manny Jacinto  as LT Billy "Fritz" Avalone an F/A-18E pilot and mission candidate
Raymond Lee  as LT Logan "Yale" Lee an F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
Jake Picking  as LT Brigham "Harvard" Lennox Yale's F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate
Jack Schumacher  as LT Neil "Omaha" Vikander an F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
Kara Wang  as LT Callie "Halo" Bassett Omaha's F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate
Lyliana Wray  as Amelia Benjamin Penny's daughter
Jean Louisa Kelly  as Sarah Kazansky
James Handy  as Jimmy an old bartender at Penny's bar
Chelsea Harris  as Admiral's Aide
Darnell Kirkwood  as Comms-Crew Techs
Austin Bowerman  as Comms-Crew Tech
Stephanie Andrea Barron  as Comms-Crew Tech
Alec Williams  as Cain's Aide
Rachel Winfree  as Waitress
Peter Mark Kendall  as Meek Engineer
Ian Gary  as Jaded Engineer
Bob Stephenson  as Senior Engineer
Landon Gordon  as Kid in Truck Stop
Margatet Strabala  as Air Control Officer
Ryan Heilmann  as Air Control Officer
Shantel Limbo  as Staff Sergeant
Whylip Lee  as Fuel
Tristan Henry  as Surfaces
Jason Robert Boles  as Mini Boss
Brian Ferguson  as Fighter Pilot in Bar
Chido Nwokocha  as Mission Controller
Chaz Ingram  as Mission Controller
Rachael Markarian  as Mission Controller
Shannon Kane  as Mission Controller
Norman Ralph Eliasen  as Mission Controller

Release date

When is Top Gun: Maverick movie release date?

"Top Gun: Maverick" movie release date was scheduled to be on April 28, 2022 (CinemaCon) and on May 27, 2022 (United States) distributing by Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Pictures UK, Central Partnership, Constantin-Film, Eagle Pictures, NOS Audiovisuais, Odeon, Paramount Pictures France, Paramount Pictures Germany, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).


What are Top Gun: Maverick filming details?

The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $170 million, the film grossed over $1.442 billion.


What are critics and audiences saying about Top Gun: Maverick movie?

"Top Gun: Maverick" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.5/10. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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