Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick is a 2022 action drama movie directed by Joseph Kosinski from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuire and story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks. The movie stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connely, John Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer. It is a sequel to Top Gun (1986) with Cruise and Kilmer reprising their roles for the movie.
|Top Gun: Maverick|
|Directed by||Joseph Kosinski|
|Screenplay by||Ehren Kruger|
Eric Warren Singer
|Edited by||Eddie Hamilton|
|Music by||Harold Faltermeyer|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|April 28, 2022 (CinemaCon)|
May 27, 2022 (United States)
|Box office||$1.116 billion|
The movie was initially scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the movie's complex action sequences, Top Gun: Maverick was delayed several times. The movie eventually premiered at Cinemacon on April 28, 2022 and was released in theaters by Paramount Pictures on May 27.
The movie received extremely positive reviews from critics, with many deeming that the movie was better than its predecessor.
- Tom Cruise as Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a test pilot and flight instructor, training a group of Top Gun graduates
- Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, an F/A-18E pilot in the mission training group.
- Jennifer Connelly as Penelope "Penny" Benjamin
- Jon Hamm as Vice Admiral Beau "Cyclone" Simpson, the commander of Naval Air Forces
- Glen Powell as Lt. Jake "Hangman" Seresin, an F/A-18E pilot and mission candidate
- Lewis Pullman as Lt. Robert "Bob" Floyd, Phoenix's F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate.
- Ed Harris as Rear Admiral Chester "Hammer" Cain, Maverick's superior and head of the Darkstarprogram.
- Val Kilmer as Admiral Tom "Iceman" Kazansky, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, former rival, and a close friend of Maverick's. Iceman has been instrumental in helping to keep Maverick in the Navy over the years.
- Monica Barbaro as Lt. Natasha "Phoenix" Trace, an F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
- Charles Parnell as Rear Admiral Solomon "Warlock" Bates, a friend of Maverick's and the commander of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center.
- 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.
- Greg Tarzan Davis as Lt. Javy "Coyote" Machado, an F/A-18E pilot and mission candidate.
- Bashir Salahuddin as Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bernie "Hondo" Coleman
- Manny Jacinto as Lt. Billy "Fritz" Avalone, Omaha's F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate
- Jack Schumacher as Lt. Neil "Omaha" Vikander, an F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
- Jake Picking as Lt. Brigham "Harvard" Lennox, Yale's F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate
- Raymond Lee as Lt. Logan "Yale" Lee, an F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
- Kara Wang as Lt. Callie "Halo" Bassett, an F/A-18E pilot and mission candidate
- Lyliana Wray as Amelia Benjamin, Penny's daughter
- Jean Louisa Kelly as Sarah Kazansky, Iceman's wife