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Top Gun: Maverick Character Posters Introduce The Pilots

A new batch of Top Gun: Maverick character posters introduces the many pilots and their call signs from the sequel. Top Gun: Maverick once again stars Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a celebrated fighter pilot who returns to the Top Gun flight school to train the next generation of pilots. The long-awaited sequel is directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion) and written by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Ehren Kruger (The Ring), and Eric Warren Singer (Only The Brave) from a story by Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) and Peter Craig (The Batman).

Top Gun: Maverick sports an immense cast, including veteran actors Cruise, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Ed Harris, and Charles Parnell, as well as a fresh crop of rising stars. Miles Teller leads the next generation, including Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, and Greg Tarzan Davis. Top Gun: Maverick recently screened at CinemaCon, garnering rave reactions and word of mouth that puts the sequel on the approach for a solid box office landing.

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A new batch of character posters for Top Gun: Maverick have been revealed to highlight the actors in the film, particularly their pilot call signs in the movie. Maverick, Hangman, Rooster, Fanboy, Cyclone, Phoenix, Coyote, Payback, and Bob are featured, showing their looks from the film. The majority of the actors went through an intense training program that had them all flying in the real F-18 planes throughout the film, lending an air of authenticity to the proceedings and giving Top Gun: Maverick the edge it needs to succeed at the box office. Check out the new posters below:

The original Top Gun was released in 1986 to massive acclaim and a tremendous cultural impact, but the idea of a sequel never came to fruition until now. Cruise said in the past that he wouldn’t do a sequel until the story and timing were right, which finally came together with Top Gun: Maverick. Original director Tony Scott had expressed interest in a sequel many years ago, but his tragic death in 2012 stalled those efforts. Top Gun: Maverick is said to be an ode to Scott’s original, paying homage to the cinematic style he created with the original.

While decades-late sequels to popular franchises can often fall flat, the care, precision, inspiration, and dedication from the cast and crew on Top Gun: Maverick looks to be on full display, making for something truly special. Frequently, sequels are made to capitalize and seize momentum, but Top Gun: Maverick is an entirely different kind of animal, as many moviegoers weren’t even born when the original came out, so the pressure to deliver something all-encompassing is real. Given the trailers, featurettes, early screening reactions, and now character posters, it feels like Top Gun: Maverick is primed to be an absolute win for audiences and the box office when it takes flight on May 27th.

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