Festivals, Film
May 18, 2022

‘TOP GUN: MAVERICK’ Takes Flight at the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival 

It took one phone call from Tom Cruise to Paramount to get the ball rolling on the long anticipated sequel to Top Gun.

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 18: cast photo call for “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Tom Cruise’s commitment to return for this sequel depended on a few conditions, mainly, the involvement of Val Kilmer. Those instincts proved to be correct as the film’s reunion between Cruise’s Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Kilmer’s Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky has received glowing reactions at early screenings. Tom has walked away from Cannes with the coveted Palme d’Or and standing ovations. Top Gun: Maverick is proving to be a new classic in its own right.

Image Credit: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Lewis Pullman, Greg Tarzan Davis, Joe Kosinski, Jerry Bruckheimer, Christopher McQuarrie. Image Credit: Tim Whitby/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures.

After more than thirty 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. 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. 

Image Credit: Serge Arnal/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures.

Top Gun: Maverick flies into theaters May 27th.