Top Gun: Maverick is finally out after being delayed by the pandemic and is 35 years from the first film in 1987. Here’s a synopsis of Top Gun: Maverick, still starring Tom Cruise.
After more than 30 years known as the best Navy Pilot in history, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is back to his true position behind the cockpit of a fighter plane.
The story begins when Maverick is ordered to immediately go to the Top Gun training in the Northern Islands by Admiral Chester ‘Hammer’ Cain (Ed Harris).
Hammer delivers this at the behest of Four-Star Admiral Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazanzky (Val Kilmer), Maverick’s top rival and longtime friend.
Despite the risk, Maverick remains determined to take the position thanks to the support of his close friend, Bernie ‘Hondo’ Coleman (Bashir Salahuddin).
Maverick initially thought he would return to the cockpit of the fighter and fly freely through space. This made him very excited.
Arriving at the Northern Islands headquarters, Mav immediately confronts Beau “Cyclone” Simpson (Jon Hamm) to receive a flying assignment.
As it turned out, Maverick was given the task of being an instructor for 16 prospective Top Gun pilots. They will be selected for the special task of sifting through a competing country’s hazardous uranium plant.
They include Lt. Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin (Glen Powell), Lt. Natasha ‘Phoenix’ Trace (Monica Barbaro), ‘Lieutenant Robert ‘Bob’ Floyd (Lewis Pullman), or Lt. Mickey ‘Fanboy’ Garcia (Danny Ramirez).
In the midst of Maverick’s efforts to unite these top pilots as a solid group, he meets Penelope ‘Penny’ Benjamin (Jennifer Connelly).
Penny is the son of Maverick’s former boss. Penny is now a bar owner and a single mother to a teenager, Amelia Benjamin (Lyliana Wray).
Not only that, Maverick also met a number of parties who made his memories of 35 years ago revived and brought a number of more complicated conflicts.
Not to mention that Maverick is struggling to teach his students to complete missions that are actually almost impossible.
The film Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski and is predicted to be a nostalgic journey for lovers of Cruise action as a fighter pilot.
Although not as young as he used to be, Mitchell doesn’t seem to have lost his skills. In some scenes, the action is seen from behind the cockpit with stunning flight techniques.
In addition to Cruise, the film also features Miles Teller as Bradley, as well as Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, and Ed Harris.
Moreover, it is known that Tom Cruise performs all the action scenes in this film directly, for real, and without a stunt double.
Box office analysts also projected Top Gun: Maverick to be one of the biggest box office films of the summer in the US.
Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice Pro, expects ticket sales to hit $100 million over Memorial Day weekend in the United States and Canada. That would make it the highest-grossing debut of Tom Cruise’s career.
Top Gun: Maverick opens in Indonesian cinemas on May 24, 2022.