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Tom Cruise shows up in helicopter to ritzy ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ debut

Tom Cruise arrived at the premiere in a chopper.
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Tom Cruise arrived at the premiere in a chopper.
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Assuming there’s one thing Tom Cruise knows, it’s the way to show up in style.

The entertainer landed for the exceptionally expected “Top Gun: Maverick” debut in a USS Midway helicopter, before nonchalantly walking around honorary pathway in San Diego, Calif., on Wednesday.

The 59-year-old — who is popular for doing his own tricks in films — shook up to the elegant occasion looking smart as could be, wearing a dark tux for the late event.

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Tom Cruise arrives in style to the “Top Gun: Maverick” premiere.
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Cruise was all smiles as he waved to a massive crowd of diehard fans who have patiently waited 36 years since the original film.

Eagle-eyed fans even spotted a key detail on his chopper, which read,

“Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick.”

The father of three posed for pictures with co-stars Jennifer ConnellyMonica Barbaro and Miles Teller in front of a sea of cameras.

Tom Cruise speaks during the global premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick" in San Diego.
Tom Cruise speaks during the global premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” in San Diego.
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Miles Teller attends the Global Premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick."
Miles Teller posed for pictures with diehard fans.
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The cast of "Top Gun: Maverick" pose for pictures at the premiere.
The cast of “Top Gun: Maverick” pose for pictures at the premiere.
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Teller, 35, donned a blue suit with a matching tie for the occasion, before putting on a loved-up display with wife Keleigh Sperry.

Teller plays Goose’s son and Maverick’s new protege in the movie. Goose, the co-pilot to Cruise’s character in the original, was played by Anthony Edwards.

Connelly opted for a show-stopping gold gown for the premiere, where she and longtime husband Paul Bettany packed on the PDA as they linked arms on the red carpet.

Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Tom Cruise attend the "Top Gun: Maverick" world premiere.
Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Tom Cruise attend the “Top Gun: Maverick” world premiere.
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P. Scott Miller, commanding offficer of the USS Carl Vinson and Tom Cruise attend the global premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick."
P. Scott Miller, commanding officer of the USS Carl Vinson, and Tom Cruise attend the global premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.”
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The sure-to-be-blockbuster film was originally set to be released in 2019, but was delayed repeatedly as a result of the pandemic.

The hotly awaited sequel is set in a world of drone technology and explores the end of the era of dogfighting, with Cruise portraying a flight instructor.

In addition to a starry cast of new pilots, Val Kilmer will reprise his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky.

Tom Cruise on the red carpet
Tom Cruise on the red carpet.
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The original film was a massive success, grossing more than $350 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.

“Top Gun: Maverick”

lands in theaters on May 27.

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