Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to Top Gun: Aces Indomáveis (1986), featured in the Saturday Session at Globo, was one of the films that suffered most from delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With a budget of around R$790 million, the feature film starring Tom Cruise will hit theaters almost two years later than expected.
Originally slated to premiere in June 2020, Top Gun 2 will only hit theaters on May 27, 2022. Until August this year, the film was scheduled for release on November 19, but the Delta variant will arrive in the States United States and the increases in positive cases of the new coronavirus interfered again with the plans.
Since the start of the pandemic, Paramount has set three different dates for the release of the sequel. The lack of certainty about the situation of cinemas in the world and the new lockdown carried out in several countries made the film industry redouble the attention with its main titles.
In Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise returns 35 years later to the franchise that made him one of the biggest Hollywood stars of his generation. In addition to the protagonist, the sequel will also feature the return of Val Kilmer as Iceman, rival of protagonist Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.
From newcomers, the cast will have names like Miles Teller (Whiplash), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Jennifer Connelly (Express Tomorrow), Ed Harris (Westworld) and Glen Powell (The Expendables 3). Directed by Joseph Kosinski, who worked with Tom Cruise on the fiction drama Oblivion (2013).
In the plot, after 30 years of service and considered one of the Navy’s greatest test pilots, Maverick became a Top Gun instructor. There, he meets Rooster (Teller), the son of his friend and former co-pilot Goose (Anthony Edwards). Stubborn, he will have to face demons from the past and present to overcome the greatest mission of his life.
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Original film became a cinema classic
Top Gun: Maverick is just one of the most anticipated films of the coming months due to the success of the original feature. Launched in 1986, Aces Indomáveis not only cast Tom Cruise as an action star, it was the biggest box office that year, with just over $357 million (R$1.8 billion at the current rate) taken — a surprising number for the time.
Top Gun’s success was recognized at the Oscars the following year. The film received four nominations and took home the best original song statuette for Take My Breath Away by the American band Berlin — the song would also win the Golden Globes.
Directed by Tony Scott (1944-2012), the original feature tells the story of when Maverick arrived at flying school to refine his skills as an elite pilot. His irresponsible attitude and arrogant behavior put him in confrontation with other pilots, but a dangerous mission forces them to overcome their differences to survive.
Watch the trailer for Top Gun below: Maverick:
Also remember the trailer for Top Gun: Indomitable Aces: