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Top Gun: Maverick trailer – Second verse, same as the first

by Sean P. Aune | July 18, 2019July 18, 2019 4:43 pm EDT

After decades of promises, a Top Gun sequel is here. Tom Cruise appeared at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday to unveil the first Top Gun: Maverick trailer.

If you liked the original film, it feels safe to say you’ll like this one… as it appears you may be watching the exact same movie.

A sequel usually plays the greatest hits of the original in some fashion, but it usually doesn’t look as though like it’s a shot-for-shot remake. From sweaty beach sports to piano playing in bars, it just seems as though this is a greatest hits of Top Gun.

We’re hopeful that the onslaught of nostalgia notes were in this first trailer to lure us in and there is a lot more originality to be had. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on June 26, 2020.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing