WATCH: Tom Cruise flies a fighter jet in new 'Top Gun: Maverick' clip

Tom Cruise on the set of 'Top Gun: Maverick.' (Photo supplied: Paramount Pictures)
Tom Cruise on the set of 'Top Gun: Maverick.' (Photo supplied: Paramount Pictures)

Cape Town – Sony gives a behind-the-scenes of the making of Top Gun: Maverick in a new featurette released on Wednesday.

The two minute clip features producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Joseph Kosinski, Tom Cruise, Miles Teller and Glen Powell as they share inside secrets.

From being trained by actual fighter pilots, to the actors getting into the cockpit themselves, to the cameras that will immerse the audience.


After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: "Rooster," the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka "Goose".

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.


Top Gun: Maverick releases in SA cinemas on Friday, 3 July.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht