Meet the Cast of the 'Top Gun' Sequel

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First Look at 'Top Gun: Maverick'

The first trailer for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ was revealed during San Diego Comic Con on July 18, 2019. Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance to unveil the first look at the highly-anticipated sequel. Tom is reprising his role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the first film, which was released in 1986. 

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ takes place over 30 years after the original film. Maverick is still a captain and will be mentoring Bradley Bradshaw, the son of his late flight partner and best friend Goose. Bradley is played by ‘Whiplash’ star Miles Teller. Val Kilmer reprises his role as Iceman. New cast members include Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Monica Barbaro, Jennifer Connelly, and Manny Jacinto. 

The sequel is set to be released in theaters on November 19, 2021. See photos of Tom Cruise and the rest of the cast in our gallery, ahead.


Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Tom Cruise is back as Maverick. His role in the 1986 film catapulted him to superstardom.


Maverick Hugs a Mystery Lady

Maverick hugs a woman in a brief scene in the trailer. Could it be Jennifer Connelly’s character?


Ed Harris in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Ed Harris joins the cast as a new character. He butts heads with Maverick.


Maverick During a Pivotal Moment

At the end of the trailer, Ed Harris’s character tells Maverick: ‘The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is headed for extinction.’ Maverick doesn’t believe that. ‘Maybe so, sir. But not today,’ he replies.

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Tom Cruise in the Sky

Tom Cruise is not afraid of a little risk. He loves performing his own stunts in his films.

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Miles Teller

Miles Teller plays Lt. Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw in ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ Rooster is the son of Goose, Maverick’s best friend who died in the first movie.

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Monica Barbaro

Monica Barbaro plays Phoenix in ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ She most recently played Lisa Apple in ‘Splitting Up Together.’

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Glen Powell

Glen Powell plays ‘Hangman’ in ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ He’s best known for his roles in ‘Set It Up,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ and ‘Scream Queens.’

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Lewis Pullman

Lewis Pullman plays Bob in ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ He recently played Major Major in ‘Catch-22.’

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Danny Ramirez

Danny Ramirez plays ‘Fanboy’ in ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ He’s also appeared in the Netflix series ‘On My Block.’

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Jay Ellis

Jay Ellis plays "Payback" in ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ He’s best known for playing Lawrence Walker in ‘Insecure.’

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Maverick Gets Ready to Take Flight

Maverick returns to teach a class of new recruits. He must also face his past along the way.

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Tom Cruise Still Has It

Tom Cruise is aging like fine wine. At 59 years old, he’s still killing it.

This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.