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