Ever since Top Gun hit the theatres in 1986, fans couldn’t have enough of Tom Cruise’s confident and maverick fighter pilot character. The movie was truly one of a kind with the filmography, stunt scenes, and storyline. The movie can be hailed as a modern classic, with the elements of romance, bravery, and sacrifice. Now, more than 3 decades later, Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. Top Gun: Maverick, the long awaited sequel, is set to release on 27 May, 2022.

Top Gun: Maverick premiere launch at Cannes 2022
The cast of Top Gun: Maverick arrives in style at Cannes 2022 premiere launch

Top Gun: Maverick Cast

The movie will feature the two main protagonists from the original movie in their prescribed roles. This year, fans will get to witness Tom Cruise returning as Maverick and Val Kilmer resuming his role as Iceman.

Tom Cruise to star in Top Gun: Maverick
Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connely

Moreover, joining the cast is Jennifer Connelly who will play Penny Benjamin. Ed Harris, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Monica Barbaro, Jean Louisa Kelly, and Glen Powell are among other A-listers who will join the cast of Maverick.

The Cannes Ovation

The 2nd day of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival set up the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick. All in all, the day was quite a gala affair. The premiere was set off by fighter jets flying over the venue dispelling red and blue smoke in honor of the French flag. Moreover, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were present at the film’s premiere. And the evening finally ended with a 5 minute long standing ovation from the audience.

During his speech, he gave a shout out to the cast and the crew who worked hard to bring the movie to the big screens even in these trying times. He ended the speech saying, “I’m never going to forget this evening”.

Top Gun: Maverick actor honoured with Palme d'Or
Top Gun actor Tom Cruise accepts Palme d’Or at Cannes 2022

However, that is not all. Tom Cruise was surprised and honored with a Palme d’Or which received yet another standing ovation. This time, he was rendered quite speechless as he muttered a simple “wow” while accepting the award.

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Watch the trailer of Top Gun Maverick here.

Tom Cruise stars in the new movie Top Gun: Maverick

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