Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con with ‘Top Gun’ sequel trailer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tom Cruise has made an unexpected flyby at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick.

The audience in the 8,000 seat room went wild for Cruise last Thursday afternoon. He closed out what had been billed only as a panel for Terminator: Dark Fate.

Cruise said all the flying in the trailer is real and that Top Gun: Maverick is a love letter to aviation. They worked with the Navy for the film, which is currently in production.

Top Gun: Maverick is expected to hit theatres next June. Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller co-star.

Cruise said Comic-Con was the perfect place to premiere the trailer. He shot the original some 34 years ago in San Diego.

Tom Cruise waves to the audience after presenting a clip from Top Gun: Maverick on day one of Comic-Con International. – AP