OK. I think we've all had enough of the political debates dominating our social media timelines. Here comes Maverick to the rescue, as the Top Gun 2 trailer is now out, and immediately pushed the political noise off the front page.

It all started when Tom Cruise surprised the crowd at the Comic Con in San Diego. TheVerge.com has the writeup:

The film is a direct sequel to 1986’s Top Gun, the film that helped establish Cruise as an official Hollywood star. It’s set 34 years later, with Cruise reprising his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now a flight instructor at the Topgun, the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School at Naval Air Station Miramar. There, he’s teaching the son of his late partner, Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, who’s following in his father’s footsteps. There are plenty of callbacks to the original film in the trailer as well — Cruise on a motorcycle, playing volleyball, and of course, flying fighter jets.