Top Gun: Maverick Releases New Photos Featuring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller

Having previously graced the cover of the new edition of Total Film, Tom Cruise is back as Maverick in new photos from the Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick. The new photos, released via Total Film feature both Cruise's Maverick and Miles Teller as Goose's son, Rooster. The film has been long-delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic but is set to finally debut later this year. The film is the long-awaited sequel to the original 1996 Top Gun, one of Cruise's best-loved films. Cruise's Top Gun: Maverick co-star Manny Jacinto has said that, despite all the delays, the film will be well worth the wait for audiences.

"I was so fun. I mean, man, we shot that three years ago," Jacinto told Variety. "Before that, 30 years was the first one. 33 years people have been waiting ... I can't wait. I mean, Tom does not disappoint. It was incredibly fun to shoot it. If I can remember it [laughs]. It was the best experience... He just gives off this vibe, this energy of work ethic. It inspires you. You get on set and you make sure you give 110%. You can't help but do that." 

(Photo: Paramount)

Teller previously discussed prepping for his big role as Goose's son. "I had about three months of flight training before starting the movie," Teller told Men's Journal. "That time was important to get comfortable with the crafts but also to build up our G-force tolerance, because all of the aerial elements were shot practically. The training started in a Cessna, and moved to an Extra 300, a single-prop aerobatics craft, where you start to improve your G-tolerance. From there we got into an L-39 Albatros, flying with these guys called The Patriots, who are the civilian equivalent to the Blue Angels."

In Top Gun: Maverick, "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."

(Photo: Paramount)
(Photo: Paramount)

Top Gun: Maverick stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer. Joseph Kosinski directs.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments section. Top Gun: Maverick opens in theaters on May 27th.