Top Gun defined my childhood. The first time I saw Maverick shoot down those Russian Migs, I knew my fate was sealed – I was going to be a navy pilot, play beach volleyball with jeans on and learn to play the piano so I could pick up chicks in bars. Unfortunately none of that happened because being THAT chill is not an easy task.
Needless to say, 34 years later, Maverick (played by the original actor, Tom Cruise) is back on the big screen. The trailer, despite not giving much away as far as plot goes, made me want to run through a wall and caused me to rethink my entire career path to this point. Rumor has it, 57 year old Cruise insisted on performing all of his own stunts (other than flying the actual F/A 18 Hornets) and it gave me a serious need for speed. What a fucking madman.
Unfortunately we won’t be able to request a fly-by for another year as Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on June 26th, 2020