Tom Cruise has surprised Comic-Con fans with an appearance on Thursday at San Diego and dropping the first animating trailer. You just need to watch the first two minuites.
“I felt it was my responsibility to deliver for you,” Cruise said to the crowd, tugging local heartstrings by reminiscing on the original “Top Gun” shoot in Downtown San Diego.
Cruise, 57, appeared on the tail end of the “Terminator: Dark Fate” panel, another movie from Paramount and Skydance, and said “to me, ‘Top Gun’ is about competition.” In the trailer shown, that sentiment is alive and well, but the battle seems to have moved from a class of fighter pilots to Cruise taking on a changing institution.
“You’re a dinosaur,” a high-ranking official played by Ed Harris tells Cruise’s pilot, now an instructor trying to thrive in a military increasingly reliant on technology
You should be ready to see plenty of high-flying in fancy new jets, glimpses of Cruise’s iconic bomber jacket and Ray-Ban sunglasses — and even a new generation of shirtless volleyball players, led by actor Glen Powell.
Initially slated for this year, Paramount has pushed the film to 2020 to tinker with its flight sequences. The sequel sees Cruise portray a flight instructor.
Helmer Joe Kosinski is directing the film, a sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun,” from a script by Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first movie with the late Don Simpson, will produce with Cruise and Skydance CEO David Ellison.
Miles Teller who plays Goose’s son and Maverick’s new protege, Jennifer Connelly has a big role as well. Goose, the co-pilot to Cruise’s character in the original, was played by Anthony Edwards.
Val Kilmer will repeates his role as Tom “Iceman” in the sequel. Jon Hamm, Harris, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez and Monica Barbaro round out the cast.
Don’t forget that the original film was a massive success, grossing more than $350 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.