WATCH: Tom Cruise still has a need for speed in the 'Top Gun' sequel

Cape Town – Paramount Pictures released the first teaser trailer for Top Gun: Maverick at San Diego Comic-Con.

Tom Cruise reprises his role as Maverick in the Top Gun sequel set 34 years after the previous film.

The trailer opens with a shot of Tom flying over a desert terrain in the background Ed Harris gives a rundown of Maverick's career and says, "You should be at least a two-star admiral by now. Yet here you are, Captain. Why is that?"

To which he replies: "It's one of life's mysteries, sir."

In the rest of the clip we see scenes of Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Monica Barbaro, and some insane flying sequences.

The film releases in SA cinemas on Friday, 3 July 2020.