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Early this week, the second trailer to the thrilling sequel Top Gun: Maverick was released. Following on from the original 1986 film, Top Gun, it promises the same beloved characters and ongoing storyline, albeit with modern film technology. But despite advances in movie magic in the 2000’s, every actor who fronts a pilot experiences the real deal. Real flying. Real G-forces. Pure adrenaline.

Slated to drop into Australian cinemas from June 25, 2020, Paramount Pictures revealed a behind-the-scenes look at the Joseph Kosinski-directed film with Tom Cruise. While the actor has drawn from his past filming experience, the short feature shows Cruise being hands-on with fellow crew and cast members – because let’s be honest, flying at G-force speeds aren’t exactly kind to the body.

Described as a “love letter to aviation”, Cruise explains that you “can’t create this kind of experience, if you don’t shoot it live and in order for us to accomplish this we have the greatest fighter pilots in the world working with us.”

With new technology, the behind-the-scenes look reveals the ability to fit six cameras in the cockpit. This enables several unique views and frames and allows for a heightened cinematic experience.

The official synopsis reads:

“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.”

Along with Tom Cruise it will feature, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris.

Tune in below for a closer look at Top Gun: Maverick. 

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