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The trailer for Tom Cruise’s highly anticipated Top Gun sequel has been released and it looks like one of the main characters will be involved in a dogfight with a Russian fighter.
The trailer, released Tuesday, shows Cruise reprising his role as the formerly hot-headed pilot Lieutenant Pete Mitchell, aka Maverick. In the trailer, the Navy asked Cruise to become a flight instructor at the Top Gun Naval Academy.
The film was shot in 2018 and 2019 and will now hit theaters on May 27. The film was set to release in 2019, but was delayed so filmmakers could polish up the challenging flight scenes.
It was then further delayed by the COVID outbreak, forcing theaters around the world to close.
The film is a sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun and contains all the essential ingredients – suspense, drama and action – to keep the audience glued to their seats.
Top Gun premiered in 1986 and starred a young Tom Cruise as the daring cadet Mitchell in the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School opposite the more mature Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw.
The film propelled Tom Cruise to stardom and is widely regarded as a classic of 80s American action films. It was the highest grossing film of 1986, earning nearly $176 million at the box office.
A dogfight between F-14 and Su-57
The trailer is full of spectacular sequences, but the one that caught everyone’s interest is where it shows a dogfight between an F-14 Tomcat and what appears to be a Russian-made next-generation Su-57 fighter.
A short sequence from the recently released trailer shows Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw on a US Air Force F-14 Tomcat as a Russian SU-57 passes by.
Bradley is the son of murdered original character Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw from the iconic 1986 film. The series takes up only a few frames from the teaser, and it’s unclear what exactly sparked the dispute – or which pilot ended up being triumphs. Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, played by Tom Cruise, is likely to be in the front of the plane.
The original 1986 film also features the F-14s, which were retired in 2006 and are no longer in service with the US Navy. In the previous film, the F-14s were seen in dogfights with Russian MiG-28s during the final years of the Cold War with Russia. †
Currently, only Iran uses swing-wing interceptors. Only Russia operates a small number of Su-57s, but they are still not deployed on the front lines.
There has been speculation as to which plane the antagonist will portray in the film. Even before the trailer was released on Tuesday, fans speculated that the Su-57 would appear in the film because Matchbox had sold the toy planes, including the “Enemy Strike Jet.”
Hey guys, remember THREE years ago when they finished filming Top Gun: Maverick? Based on the toy, the Russian Su-57 seems to be the villain. The toy suggests that Maverick flies a Super Hornet and then a “Darkstar” (maybe SR-72 is in it?) pic.twitter.com/lXo00Qj9u0
— Alex Hollings (@AlexHollings52) March 6, 2022
There are plenty of other scenes in the teaser that reveal what else to expect from the film. Another character from the 1986 Top Gun movie is Val Kilmer’s ‘Iceman’ Kazansky.
Unlike Mitchell, he appears to have risen through the ranks, from lieutenant to admiral, and currently serves as commander of the US Pacific Fleet. Other young naval pilots in the TOPGUN program can be seen in the cockpits of several Super Hornets.’
There also seems to be a lot of aerial warfare. At one point, a Navy aviator says, “We’re going into battle…on a level that no living pilot has ever seen.” Then we see US Navy Super Hornets flying low over the snowy landscape in formation.
Soon they are attacked by a Soviet-made S-125 low-level Cold War surface-to-air missile system, which shoots down one of the planes. Additionally, part of the trailer features a shot of a fictional hypersonic test aircraft.
The trailer’s synopsis reads: “After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the boundaries as a courageous test pilot and advancing rank evades that would grounds 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 meets Lieutenant Bradley Bradshaw (Teller), nickname: ‘Rooster’, the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer. Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka ‘Goose’.
“Faced with 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 will require the ultimate sacrifice of those who will be chosen to fly it.”