Behind the Scenes of the New Film
More than three decades after TOP GUN, Tom Cruise returns as Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the first sequel to the 1986 blockbuster. In a new special edition PEOPLE goes inside the making of TOP GUN: MAVERICK. This photo-filled issue features exclusive pictures from the set and interviews with the cast and creators, including Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Ed Harris, Jon Hamm and more. Learn how the filmmakers achieved real-life flying sequences like no other seen on screen before and how Cruise taught the actors playing the new class of pilots to soar.
Plus: The inside story of how the first "Top Gun" movie took flight, catching up with "Danger Zone" singer Kenny Loggins, and much more. "It's a celebration of aviation," Cruise tells PEOPLE of the new film. Fasten your seat belts!