Film star Tom Cruise is back again for the first time since 1986 to star in the leading role of the newest Top Gun: Maverick said to be released in theatres on May 27.
Cruise will be playing the same character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell that he played over 36 years ago, only this time, he will be with a whole new generation of fighter pilots.
“After more than 30 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,” the official logline said, according to the AV Club.
In the movie, Pete is being asked to come back and train the military’s top fighter pilots in the same Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program that he was involved in during the original Top Gun (1986) film.
However, after coming back to the force, he realizes a lot has changed since he was last there.
“Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, let me be perfectly blunt: you were not my first choice. You are here at the request of Admiral Kazansky aka Iceman. He seems to think you have something left to offer the Navy,” Jon Hamm’s character Cyclone tells him in the movie trailer. “What that is, I can’t imagine.”
Even with the stern looks and comments from the Navy Captain, the scene cuts to Pete speeding down a runway on a motorcycle smiling from ear to ear.
“When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN 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,” the official logline said.