Tom Cruise surprises fans with 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer

A sequel to the 1980s hit came as a surprise to fans after the actor shared the news at San Diego's Comic-Con.
2:52 | 07/19/19

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Transcript for Tom Cruise surprises fans with 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer
Steer clear. This morning's burning question. Do you feel the need, the need for more speed? Well, Tom Cruise is bringing it debuting the new trailer for "Top gun: Maverick," the sequel, of course to his '80s hit surprising fans at comic-con and the rest of 9 world and Chris Connelly has all the details. Good morning, Chris. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. That's right. It's only been three decades in the making, right? Tom Cruise bringing it with him to comic-con in San Diego or he pointed out parts of the first "Top gun" were filmed. Look who decided to pay a surprise visit to comic-con on Thursday. I'm feeling that loving feeling. Reporter: Come cruise and brought a little something to share with the fans. The trailer for the long, long awaited sequel to the megahit, "Top gun." 34 years you guys have been very, very patient with me. And I felt that it was my responsibility to finally really deliver for you. Great balls of fire. Reporter: Three decades after cruise's maverick got in the cockpit and took to the sky, do you feel the need. The need for speed. Reporter: "Top gun: Maverick" gets you with two minutes plus of pulse-racing footage and a little dialogue. You should be at least a two-star admiral by now yet here you are, captain. Why is that? It's one of life's mysteries, sir. Reporter: Set 34 years after the first film its plot said to involve cruise's maverick as an elite flight instructor guiding his late pal goose's all grown up flyboy son who's played by miles teller which is great, ah, but that trailer offering the Ariel adrenaline that made the 1986 movie a smash and made an a-list star out of cruise. Yet another example of big studios throwing it back to the buzz that was with sequels, remakes and spin-offs to this summer's "Lion king" and "Toy story 4" to "John wick: Chapter 3" keeping those characters alive and kicking. The end is inevitable, maverick. Your kind is headed for extinction. Maybe so, sir, but not today. Those eager to ride into the danger zone once again, you know who you are. Will still have to wait a while. "Top gun: Maverick" is slated to be released on June 26th, 2020, guys. That's right. I know who I am, Chris. He looks exactly the same, doesn't gentlemen. He will really does. 34 years later. We'll have to wait a little while.

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