WATCH: New trailer for 'Top Gun: Maverick' touches down

Posted at 7:52 AM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 10:54:29-05

(KGTV) -- Tom Cruise is flying high once again, returning as Navy fighter pilot Maverick in the upcoming “Top Gun” sequel.

In “Top Gun: Maverick,” Cruise reprises his role as Pete Mitchell, who was last seen in the 1986 original shooting down enemy jets, defying orders, and expressing his “need for speed.”

This time, however, it’s Maverick’s turn to teach and give the orders.

Paramount Pictures’ synopsis:

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Facing 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 demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Watch the trailer:

Jon Hamm and Val Kilmer, who played “Iceman” in the original film, also star in the sequel.

Parts of “Top Gun: Maverick” were filmed on NAS North Island and other Coronado locations.

The long-awaited sequel hits theaters June 26, 2020.