After going up for the role against Nicholas Hoult, Glen Powell, and Dylan O’Brien, it was announced today that actor Miles Teller will co-star in Top Gun: Maverick, opposite Tom Cruise’s “Maverick” and Val Kilmer’s “Iceman”.
Teller is set to play the son of “Goose”, the former wingman of Maverick whose accidental death partway through the first film becomes a motivation for Maverick into the original film’s climax. “Goose” was originally played by Anthony Edwards.
Filming is currently underway with Joseph Kosinski at the helm. Top Gun: Maverick is set to hit theaters July 12, 2019.