Top Gun: Maverick Movie (2022) Cast, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Top Gun: Maverick

May 27, 2022
2hr 10min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Top Gun: Maverick (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Top Gun: Maverick Movie Details:

Based onCharacters by Jim Cash Jack Epps Jr.
Country United States
Language English
Release dateApril 28, 2022 (CinemaCon)
May 27, 2022 (United States)
Running time2hr 10min
Age ratingPG-13
StarringTom Cruise
Miles Teller
Jennifer Connelly
Jon Hamm
Glen Powell
Ed Harris
Val Kilmer
Lewis Pullman
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Screenplay byEhren Kruger
Eric Warren Singer
Christopher McQuarrie
Story byPeter Craig
Justin Marks
Produced byJerry Bruckheimer
Tom Cruise
Christopher McQuarrie
David Ellison
Cinematography by Claudio Miranda
Edited by Eddie Hamilton
Music byHarold Faltermeyer
Lady Gaga
Hans Zimmer
Production CompanyParamount Pictures
TC Productions
New Republic Pictures(uncredited)
Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Top Gun: Maverick Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Tom Cruise as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell: A test pilot and flight instructor, training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission
  • Miles Teller as Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw: An F/A-18E pilot in the mission training group. He is the son of Maverick’s late RIO and best friend, LTJG Nick “Goose”, and Carole Bradshaw. Rooster was previously portrayed by twins Aaron and Adam Weis in Top Gun in uncredited roles.
  • Jennifer Connelly as Penelope “Penny” Benjamin: Maverick’s rekindled love interest, who is a single mother, a bar owner, and the daughter of an admiral
  • Jon Hamm as Vice Admiral Beau “Cyclone” Simpson: The commander of Naval Air Forces
  • Glen Powell as LT Jake “Hangman” Seresin: An F/A-18E pilot and mission candidate
  • Ed Harris as Rear Admiral Chester “Hammer” Cain: Maverick’s superior and head of the Darkstar program
  • Val Kilmer as Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky: The commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, close friend and former rival of Maverick
  • Lewis Pullman as LT Robert “Bob” Floyd: Phoenix’s F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate[f]
  • Charles Parnell as Rear Admiral Solomon “Warlock” Bates: The commander of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center and an acquaintance of Maverick
  • Bashir Salahuddin as Chief Warrant Officer Four Bernie “Hondo” Coleman: A friend of Maverick’s
  • Monica Barbaro as LT Natasha “Phoenix” Trace: An F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
  • Jay Ellis as LT Reuben “Payback” Fitch: An F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
  • Danny Ramirez as LT Mickey “Fanboy” Garcia: Payback’s F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate
  • Greg Tarzan Davis as LT Javy “Coyote” Machado: An F/A-18E pilot and mission candidate
  • Manny Jacinto as LT Billy “Fritz” Avalone: An F/A-18E pilot and mission candidate
  • Raymond Lee as LT Logan “Yale” Lee: An F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
  • Jake Picking as LT Brigham “Harvard” Lennox: Yale’s F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate
  • Jack Schumacher as LT Neil “Omaha” Vikander: An F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate
  • Kara Wang as LT Callie “Halo” Bassett: Omaha’s F/A-18F WSO and mission candidate
  • Lyliana Wray as Amelia Benjamin: Penny’s daughter
  • Jean Louisa Kelly as Sarah Kazansky: Iceman’s wife
  • James Handy as Jimmy: An old bartender at Penny’s bar
  • Chido Nwokocha as Mission Controller
  • Chelsea Harris as Admiral’s Aide


After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Top Gun: Maverick Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget$170–177 million
Worldwide Collection$1.496 billion

About Top Gun: Maverick Movie:

Top Gun: Maverick is an American action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie from stories by Peter Craig and Justin Marks.

Top Gun: Maverick is a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun. Tom Cruise reprises his starring role as the naval aviator Maverick.

It is based on the characters of the original film created by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr.

The development of a Top Gun sequel was announced in 2010 by Paramount Pictures. Tom Cruise, along with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott, were asked to return. Craig wrote a draft of the screenplay in 2012, but the project stalled when Scott died later that year. Top Gun: Maverick was later dedicated to Scott’s memory.

Production resumed in 2017 after Joseph Kosinski was hired to direct.

Principal photography, which involved the use of IMAX-certified 6K full-frame cameras, took place from May 2018 to April 2019 in California, Washington, and Maryland.

It was initially scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019, but it was delayed several times due to its complex action sequences and later the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the pandemic, several streaming companies attempted to purchase the streaming rights to the film from Paramount, but all offers were declined on the orders of Cruise, who insisted that it be released exclusively in theaters.

Top Gun: Maverick premiered at CinemaCon on April 28, 2022, and was theatrically released by Paramount Pictures in the United States on May 27, 2022. The film was acclaimed by critics, with many deeming it a significant improvement over the original.

It won Best Film from the National Board of Review and was also named one of the top ten films of 2022 by the American Film Institute. Top Gun: Maverick was nominated for six awards at the 95th Academy Awards (including Best Picture), winning Best Sound, and received numerous other accolades.

The film grossed $1.496 billion worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing film of 2022 and the highest-grossing of Cruise’s career.

For most of the planes including the F/A-18E/F, the production crew acquired 20 working aircraft from all over the country. Hindle said that Kosinski had made specifications for every detail during design, including the helmets, suits, props, and several others.

Paramount+ and SkyShowtime (under the joint venture between both Paramount Global and Sky Group) made Top Gun: Maverick available to stream on December 22, 2022, as part of a customer’s subscription to either service. In the United States, Top Gun: Maverick became the most-watched film to debut on Paramount+.

In May 2022, Teller revealed that he had been pitching a sequel, which would be tentatively titled Top Gun: Rooster and centered around his character, to Paramount Pictures. By July of the same year, he stated that he has been having ongoing discussions with Cruise regarding a sequel.