'Top Gun' returns, which characters are back in 'Marverick' news updates

Tom Cruise returns in "Top Gun: Maverick," with his famed flyboy now in charge of training elite pilots.

Cruise is now Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the new film. He hasn't changed much at all.

Nick Bradshaw, aka radar intercept officer “Goose” (Anthony Edwards), of course died in a jet accident in "Top Gun."

The shirtless dogfight football scene is a callback to the original 'Top Gun'

Goose's son, seen sitting on the piano during the "Great Balls of Fire" number in the first film.

Young Bradley (from left) and Maverick walk with Carole Bradshaw and husband Nick.

Val Kilmer's Tom "Iceman" Kazansky was Maverick's rival pilot in "Top Gun." But in the end, he told Maverick, "

"Charlie" Blackwood (Kelly McGillis) returned from her Washington gig to be with Maverick at the end of "Top Gun."

"Top Gun," Maverick (and Goose) is chewed out for high-speed passes over five air control towers "and one admiral's daughter."