Tom Cruise Surprises Comic-Con With “Top Gun” Sequel Trailer

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tom Cruise has made an unexpected flyby at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the first trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick.” The audience in the 8,000 seat room went wild for Cruise Thursday afternoon. He closed out what had been billed only as a panel for “Terminator: Dark Fate.”

Cruise says all the flying in the trailer is real and that “Top Gun: Maverick” is a love letter to aviation. They worked with the Navy for the film, which is currently in production.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is expected to hit theaters next June – 34 years after the original “Top Gun” was released. Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller co-star along with Ed Harris, Lewis Pullman, Jennifer Connelly and Glen Powell.

Cruise said Comic-Con was the perfect place to premiere the trailer.