• The Top Gun: Maverick trailer shows Tom Cruise’s title character at a funeral, so who’s in the coffin? 1 / 10

    Top Gun Maverick Vertical
  • Helmed by Joseph Kosinski, the film is a direct sequel to the original 1986 film directed by the late Tony Scott. 2 / 10

  • The trailer suggest that Val Kilmer’s Vice Admiral Tom "Iceman" Kazansky is the dearly departed. 3 / 10

    Val Kilmer as Iceman in Top Gun
  • Top Gun: Maverick’s trailer reveals that Cruise’s character remains a Captain despite his career accomplishments. 4 / 10

  • Curiously, Iceman doesn’t appear. Even Goose briefly appears in a photo on the inside of Maverick's locker. 5 / 10

  • It’s plausible that Kilmer only filmed select scenes, which may open the film and function as the inciting incident. 6 / 10

  • Iceman’s presumed death establishes the character conflict for Maverick as he instructs Goose's son. 7 / 10

  • After all, Harris’ character tells Maverick that “The end is inevitable… your kind is heading towards extinction." 8 / 10

  • While some want to see more Iceman and Maverick sequences, the sequel is clearly Cruise’s film, evidence by the title itself. 9 / 10

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