Tom Cruise debuts 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer at Comic-Con

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Tom Cruise made an unexpected flyby at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick.

The audience in the 8,000 seat room went wild for Cruise Thursday afternoon. He closed out what had been billed only as a panel for Terminator: Dark Fate.

Cruise said all the flying in the trailer is real and that Top Gun: Maverick is a love letter to aviation. They worked with the Navy for the film, which is currently in production.

Top Gun: Maverick is expected to hit theaters next June. Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller co-star.

Cruise said Comic-Con was the perfect place to premiere the trailer. He shot the original some 34 years ago in San Diego.