Well, here's something we weren't expecting today: the very first trailer for Joseph Kosinski's long-gestating, allegedly-troubled, exceptionally slick-looking sequel to 1986's Top Gun, aka The Movie My Dad Has Seen More Than Any Other Movie.
It has everything you might want in a Top Gun sequel trailer: people singing in a bar, Tom Cruise wearing a fur-lined jacket, lots of aerial stunts, Tom Cruise flashing his grin on a motorcyle, sweaty hunks playing volleyball, and - last, but certainly not least - a reprise of that iconic theme song.
See what you think:
See what I mean? This has all the familiar symptoms of a Top Gun movie. Plus Jon Hamm (Note: The inclusion of Jon Hamm makes everything better by at least 400%)! Is this a sequel we need? Absolutely not. Is there reason to be cautious, given the numerous setbacks this project endured throughout its production? Definitely. Am I an easy lay who got sold on a ticket the very second that theme song kicked in? You bet your sweet ass.
Here's an incredibly brief yet very official plot synopsis:
"Pete "Maverick" Mitchell mentors a new generation of U.S. Navy fighter pilots."
Aaaand here's a new poster:
What do you folks think? Like what you see here? Think it'll be too much of a rehash? Are you a sucker for Tom Cruise doing badass stunts and don't really care about whatever else might be going on in this motion picture? Sound off in the comments below, and do stay tuned for many, many more updates on Top Gun: Maverick as they become available.