‘Top Gun’: What Does ‘Maverick’ Mean?


Tom Cruise once again gets into the skin of one of his most iconic characters in Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to his 1980s classic. The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, has grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide. world. But what does the ‘Maverick’ in the title mean?

Top Gun: Maverick Release Date May 26, 2022 | 2h 11min Directed by Joseph Kosinski With Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell Media 4.1 Users 4.3 Sensacine 3.0 Billboard and Entrance (301) Maverick is Pete Mitchell’s nickname. It is common for fighter pilots to have one so they can quickly identify one of the ships or individuals and also help confuse the enemy. In Spanish, “maverick” translates to “maverick” or “dissident” and is a name that fits very well with the personality of the protagonist of Top Gun.

Cruise’s character’s nickname refers to his rebelliousness. Pete Mitchell is a great fighter pilot and while he knows the rules, he often doesn’t follow them to the letter or just breaks them. An example? When he flies past the control tower or performs some mid-flight action against the advice of his superiors.

So what about other nicknames? Nick Bradshaw, Pete Mitchelle’s best friend in Top Gun and who dies at the end of the film, is codenamed Goose. In Spanish, “goose” means “goose”. Anthony Edwards, who played the character in the film, said that Nick Bradshaw was based on a real pilot who received this nickname after throwing a plane into the water. “He got the name Gosse for messing around,” Edwards revealed on People TV in 2018. “He was ‘Silly Goose.'” In Spanish, “silly goose” is an expression to refer to a silly person.

On the other hand, Tom Kazansky, Val Kilmer’s character, goes by the nickname Iceman. In Spanish it translates as “Ice Man” and fits with his impassive personality.

Top Gun: Maverick is set three decades after the events of the 1980s film. Pete Mitchell returns to TOPGUN Academy as an instructor to teach a new generation of pilots, including Goose’s son. Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly and Glen Powell round out the film’s main cast.


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