In the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise's character, who is now a flight instructor, is being lectured by a senior navy official, who asks why Maverick has achieved so many things in his career but is still only ranked captain. We see flashes of Maverick's trademark cockiness as he responds to his superior, played by Ed Harris. He also seems to have lost none of his fondness for leather bomber jackets, Ray-Bans and motorbikes.
Also due to return for the sequel is Val Kilmer, who played Maverick's rival LT Tom "Iceman" Kazansky, while Miles Teller has been cast as the son of Goose, Anthony Edwards' character from the first film.
Top Gun: Maverick was originally intended to be released this year, but has been pushed back until next year. It is due to be released in cinemas on June 25, 2020.