Friday, June 14, 2024

(Watch) New Trailer for Tom Cruise’s Sequel to “Top Gun: Maverick,” Coming Next Summer, with Val Kilmer


Peter Maverick is back. Yes, his name is actually Maverick. Anyway, Tom Cruise returns 34 years after “Top Gun” solidified his stardom for “Top Gun: Maverick.” Paramount is counting on this one to be huge. Jerry Bruckheimer has produced the movie, but in a nice touch the credits read produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. Simpson was a larger than life producer who literally exploded in the 1980s.

Now Cruise will mentor Miles Teller, playing the son of his late pal Goose (Anthony Edwards). Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Manny Jacinto, Glen Powell and Jon Hamm are also in the cast. Plus, Val Kilmer returns as the Iceman after winning a long, tough battle with throat cancer. It will be interesting to see how the movie handles Kilmer’s speech issues.

The choice of director here is odd, although maybe “Maverick” just directs itself. Joseph Kosinski has only made 3 features ever including sending Tom to “Oblivion.” That movie made $89 million and was not considered a hit.

New trailer:

First trailer:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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