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While the COVID-19 pandemic inflicted delays on many movies, one of this year’s (2022) most highly-anticipated features was hit pretty hard. However, next month (May, 2022), will see the return of one of cinema’s iconic characters. 

Top Gun: Maverick sees Tom Cruise return as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, a legend in the aviator business, in a daring adventure like no other. 

After over three decades of service as one of the top aviators in the Navy, Maverick is where he belongs, pushing the boundaries of what can be possible as a brave and daring test pilot, all while avoiding a promotion that would ground him. 

Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley Bradshaw / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures

Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley Bradshaw / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures

When he finds himself in charge of training a group of Top Gun graduates for a unique mission, of which no living pilot has ever seen before, Maverick meets Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign Rooster, the son of Maverick’s late friend, Nick Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards), aka Goose. 

Maverick now faces an unknown future while he fights with his past, and is drawn into a confrontation with his own fears, all while leading a mission that will demand a great deal from those who are chosen to be a part of it. 

As with Top Gun, which debuted in 1986, the scenes involving aircrafts are all real. In the 80s, that was more than impressive, and gave the film a great sense of realism. It’s great to see that the sequel is also following the same pattern. 

Tom Cruise returns as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures

Tom Cruise returns as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures

The clip shown above from Top Gun: Maverick shows the cast getting used to their aircrafts, and looking a little tentative while doing so (which is understandable). 

The clip also sees Cruise state that he wasn’t “ready to make a sequel, until we had a special story worthy of a sequel”, suggesting that this feature must be something truly amazing. 

“The aviation sequences had to be real, so our actors went through three months of gruelling training”, says producer Jerry Bruckheimer. 

Cruise continues to explain that real pilots, when they are ejected, must be able to survive in the water, so the cast trained underwater to further boost the realism. 

Top Gun: Maverick will be in cinemas on May 25th, 2022. 

After hearing about the sequel back in 2019, this year I can finally see the film, and I am so excited! 

Cruise always puts 110% into his movies, I think, and films such as the Mission Impossible and Top Gun franchises prove this. I’m so glad to see that the aviation scenes will be practical, just as they were in 1986. 

Since technology has leaped forward since the last film, it really is great to see the actors still doing real training in real planes; it’s definitely exciting! 

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

MORE: Top Gun: Maverick trailer: Upcoming Tom Cruise sequel gets new teaser and poster

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