New “Top Gun: Maverick” Trailer Teases Hypersonic Test Aircraft (and bit too much CGI…)

The hypersonic aircraft teased in the new trailer of Top Gun sequel (Image credit: Paramount Pictures).

Here’s what we have noticed in the second trailer for Top Gun sequel.

I must be honest: I’m less excited for next year’s release of “Top Gun: Maverick” after watching the new trailer of the movie just released by Paramount Pictures.

Indeed, along with the interesting air-to-air and cockpit videos that were already included in the first trailer (read here about all the cool details noticed when the first official trailer was released on July 18, 2019), there is also a lot of CGI (as in the dogfights between Super Hornets…).

Noteworthy, the trailer also shows the much awaited (computer-generated) stealthy experimental hypersonic aircraft whose presence in the sequel was exposed by the shots taken on set showing Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell wearing an all-black high-altitude pressure suit similar to the actual ones worn by high altitude reconnaissance pilots in aircraft like the U-2 and SR-71, along with the patch of a possible hypersonic aircraft test program. Is “Maverick” involved in the secret development of an SR-72 hypersonic reconnaissance-inspired spy plane?

Anyway, here’s the new trailer. Let me know what you think of it.



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David Cenciotti is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written four books.