The trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick” was recently released, and the burning question on everyone’s mind is how Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is still a captain after three decades.
A recent spoof trailer set out to answer that question, and it involves something the military community has become all too familiar with: sky penises.
Watch the 50-second spoof trailer here:
While no real reason for his rank is offered in the spoof trailer, one might assume that Maverick still just feels the need for speed – and stirring up trouble.
Tom Cruise had surprised fans and revealed the first movie trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick” at Comic-Con in San Diego in July. It now has nearly 23 million views, and fans are certainly pumped up for what’s to come when the movie is released next year.
Watch the trailer here:
“You should be at least a two-star Admiral by now, yet here you are – Captain. What is that,” actor Ed Harris asks Tom Cruise in the opening scene of the trailer.
“It’s one of life’s mysteries, sir,” Cruise responds.
It will remain to be seen exactly what Maverick is up to next, at least until June 26, 2020, when the sequel blasts into theaters.
“Top Gun,” released in 1986, was said to generate many enlistments in the military after its release.
The movie wrapped up filming aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in August 2018. A crew of 15 non-actors from Paramount Pictures and Bruckheimer Films had boarded the USS Abraham Lincoln, based in Norfolk, Virginia, to film air operations using F/A 18 Super Hornets. Filming then began in San Diego and other locations along the West Coast.
Cruise had announced the start of production in May 2018 by posting an Instagram photo that said, “Feel the Need.” He posted a photo featuring him looking off toward a fighter jet with the words “Feel the Need” and the accompanying caption “Day 1.” He later confirmed that the post was from the first day of filming.
It was reported in November 2018 that Cruise was holding up production of the sequel because he wanted to be the one who flies the F/A 18 fighter jet in the film. Cruise, 56, does have a pilot’s license but is not certified to fly fighter jets, it had been reported.
Cruise will reprise his original role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the sequel, and Miles Teller is playing the son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, Maverick’s co-pilot in the original film.
Val Kilmer will also return as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky.
The cast will also include Jon Hamm, Thomasin McKenzie, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez and Monica Barbaro.
“Top Gun: Maverick” is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and David Ellison for Skydance. Cruise is also a producer.