Tom Cruise is back in the pilot’s seat as Maverick in this sequel to the 1986 fighter classic
Here’s everything you need to know about it.
What happens in Top Gun: Maverick?
Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is where he belongs after more than three decades as one of the Navy’s greatest aviators.
He’s happy to push the envelope as a brave test pilot, dodging a promotion that would see him rise in rank but no longer be able to fly, comfortably isolated in a hangar in the Mojave Desert and restoring his reputation as the only pilot of fighter to shoot down three enemy aircraft over the past 40 years.
An underground uranium enrichment plant protected by surface-to-air missiles on enemy soil poses a serious threat to United States national security.
Maverick is tasked with teaching the Navy’s brightest young pilots – including “Rooster”, the son of his best friend “Goose” – how to fly under the radar and deliver an explosive payload.
Who plays in it?
As mentioned above, Tom Cruise is back in the pilot’s seat as “Maverick”, while Val Kilmer reprises his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky.
Alongside them, new faces, including Miles Teller (Whiplash, Fantastic Four) as “Rooster”, a trainee pilot and the son of Maverick’s late best friend, “Goose”.
Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream, Hulk) plays Penny Benjamin, Maverick’s new love interest, while Jon Hamm (Mad Men) is Vice Admiral Cyclone.
Then there is Glen Powell (Hidden Figures, Everybody Wants Some!) as a “Hangman” trainee pilot, Lewis Pullmann (Catch-22) like Bob, Ed Harris (Apollo 13, The Truman Show) as Rear Admiral, and Monica Barbarian as Natasha “Phoenix” Trace.
What songs are on the soundtrack?
Lady Gaga released the title track to Top Gun: Maverick earlier this month, while Hans Zimmer composed the rest of the film’s original score.
Other songs included on the soundtrack include OneRepublic’s new song “I Ain’t Worried”, as well as songs returning from the first film, such as Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” and Jerry’s “Great Balls of Fire”. Lee Lewis.
How long does it last?
The running time of Top Gun: Maverick is 2 hours 17 minutes.
Did Tom Cruise fly the planes in Top Gun: Maverick?
Cruise is truly in command of virtually every flight sequence, and his co-stars have been intensely trained in piloting F/A-18 Super Hornets to act convincingly in the cockpits to deliver a real adrenaline rush. of pleasure nostalgia.
Cruise developed a three-month bootcamp for actors, which included training in underwater egress and aerial aviation, and preliminary training to develop spatial awareness in the aircraft, as well as the flight itself. same.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has also says the performers also had to learn how to use the cameras, as they had to navigate the planes themselves; they also had to be trained in lighting, cinematography and editing.
What is the age rating for Top Gun: Maverick?
the British Film Classification Council (BBFC) gave Top Gun: Maverick a 12A certificate, which means anyone under the age of 12 can view the film, but must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
“There’s little strong (‘f**k’) language, a rude middle finger gesture and softer terms,” the classifications committee explains.
“There’s also mild violence and associated menace, including a non-detailed view of planes being shot at and blown up. There are also references to illness, upsetting scenes and a brief soft sex scene .
When can I watch it?
Top Gun: Maverick will be released on May 27, 2022.
The film faced setbacks and delays in its scheduled release even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020.
It was originally supposed to be released in July 2019, but was delayed almost a year to June 2020.
Then the coronavirus hit and Top Gun: Maverick was pushed back to December 23, 2020.
That release date became July 2021, then November, but ultimately the film settled on its current release date of May 27.
When will it be streaming?
Paramount has announced that Top Gun: Maverick will air on Paramount+ 45 days after its theatrical release – this means it will be available online from July 11, 2022.
Last August, Sky confirmed its partnership with ViacomCBS (now rebranded as Paramount) to offer Paramount+ to its Sky Cinema subscribers and Sky Q customers at no additional cost.
Paramount+ will still be available to those without a Sky Cinema subscription through the Paramount Plus app for iOS and Android, and on supported connected TV devices and platforms.
Paramount+ will cost £6.99 per month or £69.90 per year, with a seven-day free trial available – Sky Cinema customers will be able to access Paramount+ for free.
When it launched in the US in March last year, two different prices were available, and viewers could opt for a budget plan at $4.99 (£3.68) per month and this option includes breaks advertisers.
Alternatively, viewers could get an ad-free version if they chose the premium plan for $9.99 ($7.37 per month).
At the moment, it doesn’t look like Paramount+ will follow a similar structure in the UK.