Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con with ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ trailer (Video)

Tom Cruise surprised Comic-Con on Thursday with a completely unannounced appearance in Hall H, where he introduced the first trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick.” 

The big surprise happened just after the end of the “Terminator: Dark Fate” panel, which kicked off the first day of SDCC 2019 in Hall H. As the lights went up, Conan O’Brien came out on stage to introduce Cruise to the shocked audience. Read more about that here.

After explaining what the film means to him, and how important it was for him to “finally really deliver for you,” Cruise introduced the clip, which kicks off with dialogue by Ed Harris. We quickly learn that Peter “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise) is still a captain, despite the fact that as Harris’ character puts it, he “should be at least a two star admiral by now.”

From there we see Maverick flying a jet (and loving it), some scenes of naval personnel partying, and what looks like a hint at the rise of drones and what drone warfare means for the future of manned military flight. “The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is headed to extinction,” Harris says. “Maybe so sir,” says Maverick. “But not today.”

The original action movie , which starred Cruise, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Kelly McGillis, followed the exploits of a flight academy and its students. The sequel will follow Cruise’s Maverick, who is now a mentor to a new generation of U.S. Navy fighter pilots.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Jerry Bruckheimer Films and David Ellison for Skydance. Cruise also serves as a producer.

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Actor Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance in Hall H to promote Top Gun: Maverick at the Convention Center during Comic Con in San Diego, California on July 18, 2019. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise (L) and Conan O'Brien speak at the "Top Gun: Maverick" panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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