The teaser ran this weekend during Super Bowl LVI, but you will find it embedded below in full. It’s short, and it’s very fast-paced, to the point where you can’t even tell which is the footage lifted from the film and which is Porsche footage of their own cars. But the idea is very clear either way: Porsche and Tom Cruise are back at it, and they would like you to “feel the need for speed” again.
The association between the two goes back to the 1986 original film, with Charlie (Kelly McGillis) driving a gorgeous black 1958 Porsche Speedster. At least a very special silver Porsche 911 S will be making an appearance in the Maverick sequel, as shown in that last frame in the teaser, with Tom Cruise and co-star Jennifer Connelly.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick picks up the story more than three decades after the events in the original movie, so Maverick is now older but not particularly any wiser. He’s still a test pilot, training Top Gun graduates and, according to the caption to the teaser, “facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past.” But mostly, Maverick will be doing the same kind of stuff he did in the first movie, fly planes, fight the bad guys and the system, and “feel the need for speed.”
Top Gun: Maverick will be out in full (hopefully) on May 27, 2022.