If you have the need… the need for the most ridiculous aerial stunts ever inserted into a Hollywood movie, then Top Gun: Maverick is the movie for you.
The latest trailer for Top Gun: Maverick has been released, and it showcases a number of wild aerial stunts that you know just have to be CGI. Except… they aren’t, as evidenced by a new featurette that was released alongside the trailer that goes behind-the-scenes of the movie’s fighter jet scenes to show that those are indeed real jets doing all sorts of crazy things in the movie. Not only that, but as you may have suspected, that really is Hollywood daredevil Tom Cruise inside some of those fighter jets being filmed in the air. Not only that, but Cruise also managed to convince his co-stars — namely Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, and Danny Ramirez — to also fly in their jets for real, on-camera, and they also take part in some death-defying stunts. Check out the featurette below to see how the film was able to pull off such incredible and unprecedented stuntwork involving real actors.
Now, as for the new trailer, it’s definitely going to get your blood pumping. Compared to the first trailer, this new one features more action, more stunts, and more outright craziness. There’s still a heavy dose of nostalgia and ’80s feels, and it’s all adding up to what looks like a can’t-miss 2020 release.
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Top Gun: Maverick flies into theaters on June 26, 2020.