"Top Gun: Maverick" is a 2022 American action drama film and a sequel to the 1986 film "Top Gun". The movie is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Tom Cruise as Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a veteran fighter pilot who is now a flight instructor at the United States Navy's elite Top Gun flight school. The film also features Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris in supporting roles.
The story of "Top Gun: Maverick" takes place thirty-five years after the events of the first film. Maverick, now a decorated pilot and flight instructor, is confronted with new challenges and obstacles as he trains a new generation of pilots. Maverick is still dealing with the loss of his former flying partner, Nick "Goose" Bradshaw, and must come to terms with his own past and legacy as a fighter pilot.