2022 is, as we know, a very impressive year for movies, with films such as Nope, Black Adam and Jurassic World: Dominion set to hit the big screen. However, one sequel releasing this May has many fans at the edge of their seats... 

Top Gun: Maverick is the sequel many of us have been waiting on for what seems like forever, and this year (2022) is finally the year we see Tom Cruise’s (War of the Worlds, Oblivion) Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell return to cinemas. 

Today (March 29th, 2022), Paramount Pictures released the all-new and thrilling trailer ahead of the feature’s May release. 

After over three decades of service as one of the top aviators in the Navy, Maverick is where he feels is home, pushing the boundaries as a test pilot with almost no fear and avoiding the advancement in rank that would ground him. 

Maverick is back! / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures
Maverick is back! / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures

Maverick then finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun Graduates for a unique and dangerous mission which no pilot has ever witnessed before, he comes across Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign ‘Rooster’. 

Bradshaw is the son of Maverick’s late best friend, Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka Goose (Anthony Edwards). 

Maverick is now faced with an uncertain future, along with the ghosts of his past, and must confront his biggest fears as he takes part in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice, and may not see everyone return. 

Top Gun released in 1986, and is still regarded a brilliant piece of cinema today. The movie was memorable due to its great cast, plot, and lack of CGI as every single scene with the jets is absolutely real. 

The film was also a brilliantly masculine American feature, with Cruise leaning into the role as Maverick perfectly; the character had conviction and emotions, making him an ideal protagonist. 

Top Gun: Maverick releases in cinemas on May 25th, 2022. 

I have been looking forward to this Top Gun sequel for what seems like a lifetime, and I can only hope that it is just as good (or even better) than its 1986 prequel, and is worth the wait. 

I actually love Cruise, and have enjoyed pretty much all of his action-based roles, and Maverick is one of his best. 

I feel like Top Gun is a piece of cinema history, so I can only wonder what its long-awaited sequel will bring.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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