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Miles Teller’s shirtless beach scene in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ dominates TikTok

ByJean A. Francis

May 30, 2022

A blink of an eye and you’ll miss it moment’s Top Gun: Maverick featuring a topless dancing Miles Teller is going viral on TikTok.

The long-awaited sequel to the 1986 film Superior gun is out in theaters now and scored a huge box office comeback in its opening weekend. Tom Cruise returns to play the titular Maverick in the film and is joined by Teller, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Glen Powell and Jennifer Connelly, as well as returning actor Val Kilmer.

While the famous volleyball scene was a memorable moment from the original, a beach soccer game seems like the sequel’s spiritual successor. Teller in particular was called out for a dance move that appears to last less than a second.

After celebrating during the match, a topless Teller wearing aviator sunglasses has a quick shimmy. Users like @abbie.eck posted the moment on repeat, writing that the moment was in his brain “every second since he watched the new Superior gun.”

Teller plays Lt. Bradley Bradshaw in Top Gun: Maverick, and his character has the call sign Rooster. His character is the son of Nick Bradshaw, aka Goose, who appeared in the original Superior gun.

Several other TiKTok users also shared the clip on a loop while others, like @@mariafernandarami09, also slowed it down.

@caracarbonaraa pieced together his own reaction to seeing this Teller’s moment in the film, almost spitting out his own drink.

“I almost gasped audibly in the theater and was sitting next to my dad,” she wrote. 1.9 million people viewed his video and thousands also commented on the moment. “This movie was definitely for the girls,” one wrote, while another said, “Love how many people are noticing how well Miles is now.”

Comparing this football scene to the original, @cehoelson wrote: “I need everyone to appreciate that they gave our generation our very own ‘volleyball scene’ as well.”

Although the film has not currently been released on streaming platforms, playing exclusively in theaters for now, the brief clip of Teller dancing is included in a video package released by Paramount Pictures, detailing Rooster’s character.

Top Gun: Maverick Originally slated for release in July 2019, but various delays and the major setback of the global pandemic meant Paramount Pictures held onto the project for several years until it could receive a full theatrical release.

Actor Jay Ellis appears in the film as fellow pilot Lt. Reuben “Payback” Fitch. He told Newsweek about his filming experience Top Gun: Maverickwhich he described as being “like a film school, a flight school, a masterclass, all wrapped up in this cockpit”.

Miles Teller, pictured left at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere, went viral on TikTok for his dance in the film.
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