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Top Gun: Maverick (2020) Poster

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Tony Scott was setting up this movie as his next directorial project, but sadly, a day before he was scheduled to meet with Tom Cruise, Scott committed suicide, leaving its development status unknown.
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Tom Cruise's involvement in this movie was predicated on the condition that real aircraft be used in the aerial sequences, not CGI.
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Tom Cruise is now older in real-life than Tom Skerritt's Viper was in Top Gun (1986).
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It was rumored that the plot would be centered around drone warfare before Tom Cruise confirmed this sequel would be going back to fighter jets. Drones will still serve some point of the plot, however.
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It was unknown if Val Kilmer was going to be in this movie due to his battle with throat cancer. However, as of January 2020, he is confirmed to reprise his role as "Iceman".
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The World War II P-51 Mustang seen in this movie is actually Tom Cruise's own airplane, him being an accomplished pilot in real-life.
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Tom Cruise first publicly confirmed this movie in an interview on the Australian morning show, Sunrise (2000).
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Miles Teller was cast in the role of Goose's son, beating out the likes of Nicholas Hoult and Glen Powell. All three were flown to the home of Tom Cruise, the star of this movie, for chemistry tests. Powell was later cast in this movie in a role beefed up for him, having impressed Cruise, Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, as well as executives at Paramount Pictures and Skydance with his auditions.
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The original release date of July 12, 2019, was pushed back to June 26, 2020 due to extensive visual effects and complicated flight scenes.
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During a July 2019 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kelly McGillis said that she was not asked to appear in this movie. When asked why she thought she wasn't contacted, she said, it was likely because "I'm old and I'm fat and I look age-appropriate for what my age is, and that is not what that whole scene is about. I'd much rather feel absolutely secure in my skin and who and what I am at my age, as opposed to placing a value on all that other stuff."
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The second trailer appears to show Maverick flying the highly speculated, and still in development, Lockheed Martin SR-72 High Performance Reconnaisance Aircraft.
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Its original release date was to be on July 12, 2019. It would have released one week after Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), and one week before The Lion King (2019). On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, around a month or two into filming, its release date was pushed back to June 26, 2020, removing one of 2019's most anticipated movies.
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Kelly McGillis won't be returning in the sequel as Charlie, Maverick's Top Gun instructor and love interest from the first movie. There's speculation that Charlie may had passed away or broken up with Maverick prior to this movie.
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Maverick's jacket in Top Gun (1986) featured patches of the Japanese and Taiwanese (the Republic of China) flag, in this movie, the jacket remains the same, but those two flags have been replaced with ambiguous symbols. It was speculated that this is because Chinese company Tencent co-funded this movie.
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In 2010, Christopher McQuarrie originally wrote Maverick as a minor character.
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Second collaboration between Tom Cruise and Director Joseph Kosinski after Oblivion (2013).
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This is Jerry Bruckheimer's second production to be specially formatted for IMAX 1.90:1 after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). This is also Joseph Kosinski's third movie to use the IMAX expanded aspect ratio entirely, after Oblivion (2013) and Only The Brave (2017).
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Jennifer Connolly is playing Maverick's new love interest.
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Tom Skerritt won't be returning as Viper. It's likely Viper may have retired or died prior to this movie.
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Tom Cruise and Ed Harris appeared in The Firm (1993).
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Articles often call this movie a "reboot", despite it being a sequel.
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This is Ed Harris' first collaboration with Producer Jerry Bruckheimer since National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).
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This is the first collaboration between Ed Harris, Val Kilmer and Jennifer Connelly since Pollock (2000).
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This is Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris' first collaboration since A Beautiful Mind (2001).
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Second collaboration between Joseph Kosinki, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jake Picking after they made Only The Brave (2017).
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James Tolkan won't be returning as Stinger. It's likely Stinger had long since retired or passed away before the new film.
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The black Ford Raptor used throughout the film was also being used in Break Even. The two productions shared use as they were filming simultaneously.
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This is Ed Harris's third collaboration with Jerry Bruckheimer. The first two films are The Rock (1996) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).
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Both Ed Harris and Val Kilmer were in the Planes series, which is also about aviation. Harris was in Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) and Kilmer was in Planes (2013).
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Both Val Kilmer and Glen Powell starred in a Batman movie. Kilmer was Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Forever (1995) and Powell was a Trader in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
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This is the second collaboration between Jon Hamm and Lewis Pullman since Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).
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This is the first Top Gun movie to be Filmed In IMAX, with IMAX-Certified Sony Venice 6K Full Frame cameras, unlike the original film which was shot in the Super 35 format
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Val Kilmer had starred opposite Tom Cruise's ex wife Nicole Kidman in Batman Forever (1995) 25 years earlier.
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Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris share acting credits collectively for six films: Waking the Dead (2000), Pollock (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Virginia (2010), Salvation Boulevard (2011), and Top Gun: Maverick (2020)
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Will reportedly involve unmanned aerial vehicles and will depict "an end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots," as the world's powers make the switch to remotely flown, computer aided drones.
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