Maverick and his need for speed are back

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Maverick’s back and he hasn’t lost his need for speed.

The trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick” dropped Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego and here it is:

Tom Cruise returns 33 years after the original “Top Gun” as Navy pilot Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, who is now a flight instructor.

“You should be at least a two-star admiral by now,” Ed Harris, who portrays Maverick’s commanding officer, tells him. "The end is inevitable, Maverick, your kind is headed for extinction."

“Maybe so, sir, but not today,” responds Maverick.

Joining Cruise in the cast are co-stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer as Iceman, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman and Miles Teller.

Cruise, 57, was on hand at Comic-Con to drop the trailer himself, calling the movie “a love letter to aviation.”

“I was always asked, 'When are you going to do another one?' Well, you've been very patient with me,” said Cruise. “I felt like it was my responsibility to really deliver for you."

The original "Top Gun" followed Maverick and his wingman, Nick “Goose” Bradshaw who died after ejecting from their jet. Maverick never got over the death of his buddy. In the trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick", we get a glimpse of Goose’s photo hanging in Maverick’s locker. Goose’s son, Bradley, playing “Great Balls of Fire” on the piano just like his dad is also featured. 

Christopher McQuarrie wrote the screenplay and Joseph Kosinski directed the film.

"Top Gun: Maverick" opens in theaters June 26, 2020.

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