A side joke from the first Top Gun refers to an unseen admiral's daughter, which turns out to be a pivotal—and unexpectedly romantic—character,
Top Gun: Maverick. Although the tone of the first Top Gun and the delayed sequel Top Gun: Maverick was identical,
The way that each film portrayed Tom Cruise's roguish antihero Maverick couldn't have been more dissimilar.
Maverick is an aged has-been who is haunted by regret (although still having his flying skills) in Top Gun: Maverick as opposed to the first Top Gun,
when he is a feckless, reckless rebel whose flying proficiency isn't enough to keep him out of problems with the Navy's top brass.
Top Gun: Maverick finished with the antihero happier and more content than he had ever been in the decades between the first film and its sequel,
Even though Top Gun 3 may take Maverick's story in a darker direction. Maverick's tranquility,