Tom Cruise surprises Hall H with ‘Top Gun’ trailer


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Didn’t see this coming. At. All.

Mission Impossible star, Tom Cruise, made an unannounced, dramatic appearance in Hall H on Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con, where he treated surprised fans to the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick.

After being introduced by Conan O’Brien, Cruise took the stage and told the crowd, “Thirty-four years ago I made a movie in San Diego right here. I actually shot across the street at a restaurant.” Watch below:

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Cruise also mentioned how he’s frequently asked by fans if he’d ever do a Top Gun sequel. “For 34 years, you guys have been very very patient with me. And I felt that it was my responsibility to finally really deliver for you.”

The global star also promised the crowd that “everything you see in this film, obviously it’s for real. So the flying, working with the Navy, all the flying you’ll see in this picture, everything is real.”

“I really wanted to give you all the experience of what it is to be inside that aircraft,” Cruise continued, adding that he sees “Top Gun” as a film about “competition,” “family,” “sacrifice,” and “heroism.”

“It’s about aviation. And I love aviation,” he added.

Paramount also tweeted a new teaser poster for the film:

Paramount is in need of a hit as horror reboot Pet Sematary flopped and Crawl (although 84% on Rotten Tomatoes) is doing moderate business. Rocketman has only made $92m domestically on a $40m budget. The studio needs the upcoming Terminator reboot, Dora the Explorer, Will Smith’s Gemini Man and Top Gun to turn things around for the year.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski from a script written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Ashley Edward Miller, and Zack Stentz with Christopher McQuarrie. Top Gun: Maverick features Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Thomasin McKenzie, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris.

Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 26, 2020.

Source: The Wrap