Top Gun

Tom Cruise Takes To The Skies In The Trailer For 'Top Gun 2'

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'Top Gun: Maverick' will hit the big screen in 2020 (Picture: Paramount Pictures).

Finally, the first look at Tom Cruise reprising his role as Maverick, a hotshot US fighter pilot, has been released online.

It has been 34 years since Top Gun was originally released, and the second instalment has been in development since 2010.

The actor surprised fans by premiering the trailer during San Diego's Comic-Con. 

He said: "I was always asked 'When are you going to do another one?'

“Well, you've been very patient with me. I felt like it was my responsibility to really deliver for you."

Cruise revealed that all the flying in the trailer is real.

They worked closely alongside the US Navy throughout the production of the film.

He hopes that the film will be seen as a "love letter to aviation".

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The original Top Gun was released in 1986 (Picture: Paramount Pictures).

There are not too many details available about the plot for the new film, but it will see Maverick dealing with issues of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters.

Fans of the original will be happy to know that Van Kilmer is back as Ice Man and there are plenty of new famous faces appearing alongside him.

Miles Teller takes on the role of Bradley Bradshaw, a pilot trainee, and the son of Maverick's late flight partner 'Goose'.

Other big names include Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris.

But try not to get too excited, there is still quite a wait to see the full film as 'Top Gun: Maverick' will not be released until June 2020.

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