It’s been 32 years since we were introduced to Maverick and Goose in the feature film Top Gun. Tom Cruise created the character of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell at age 23 and now at the age of 55, he’s returning to the popular role in the sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
In a post on Instagram the actor posted a photo from the movie with the recognizable words “Feel the Need” emblazoned across the photo. In the caption he simply wrote, “Day 1.” You can just hear Kenny Loggins singing “Danger Zone” at the mere mention of the movie.
Unfortunately, Goose, played by Anthony Edwards, died in the originals so he probably won’t be returning.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the story is set in the current time and dealing with modern warfare. Maverick, a navy pilot instructor, follows fighter pilots as they grapple with drone technology that is making their old style of flying obsolete.
The sequel is set to open on July 12, 2019. Maverick, you can be our wingman anytime.