This is why Maverick is still a Captain after 30+ years in Top Gun 2

A parody trailer for the new Top Gun sequel is likely the most realistic explanation of how fighter jock Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is only a (Navy) Captain after over three decades of service.

In a spoof that rivals the real thing in terms of entertainment, the trailer shows Ed Harris’ character asking Maverick why he hasn’t made rank in 30+ years, followed by a montage of low fly-bys, sky penis drawings, and other hilarious F/A-18 antics.

Needless to say, it checks out, and goes perfectly with Maverick’s response: “It’s one of life’s mysteries.”

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  • Michael Swaney

    Michael is an Army veteran and the Director of Content for Bright Mountain Media LLC

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