Miles Teller Shirtless Beach Scene in 'Top Gun: Maverick' Dominates TikTok

A blink and you'll miss it moment from Top Gun: Maverick featuring a topless dancing Miles Teller is going viral on TikTok.

The long-awaited sequel to the 1986 movie Top Gun is out in cinemas now and scored a huge return at the box office on its opening weekend. Tom Cruise returns to play the titular Maverick in the movie and is joined by Teller, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Glen Powell and Jennifer Connelly, as well as returning cast member Val Kilmer.

While the famous volleyball scene was a memorable moment from the original, a game of football on the beach seems to the spiritual successor in the sequel. Teller in particular has been called out for a dance move that seems to last less than a second.

After celebrating during the game, a topless Teller wearing aviator sunglasses has a quick shimmy. Users like @abbie.eck posted the moment on loop, writing that the moment has been in her brain "every second since watching the new Top Gun."


i almost audibly gasped in the theater and i was sitting next to my DAD #fyp #topgun #topgunmaverick #milesteller #milestellerdancing

♬ taehyun is so bf - amber ✘

Teller plays Lieutenant 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 Top Gun.

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

@caracarbonaraa reenacted her own reaction to seeing that moment of Teller in the movie, almost spitting out her own drink.

"I almost audibly gasped in the theater and i was sitting next to my DAD," she wrote. 1.9 million people viewed her video and thousands commented on the moment too. "This movie was very much for da girls," wrote one, while another said: "I love how many people are noticing how fine Miles is now."

Comparing this football scene to the original, @cehoelson wrote: "I need everyone to also appreciate that they gave our generation our own 'volleyball scene'."

While the movie is currently not out on streaming platforms, playing exclusively in movie theaters for the time being, the brief clip of Teller dancing is included in a video package released by Paramount Pictures, detailing the character of Rooster.

Top Gun: Maverick was originally due to be released in July 2019, but various delays, and the major setback of the global pandemic, meant that Paramount Pictures held onto the project for several years until it could receive a full cinematic release.

Actor Jay Ellis appears in the movie as another pilot, Lieutenant Reuben "Payback" Fitch. He told Newsweek about his experience shooting Top Gun: Maverick, which he described as being "like a film school, a flight school, a master class, all wrapped into this cockpit."

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Miles Teller, pictured left at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere, has gone viral on TikTok for his dancing in the movie. Joseph Okpako/Getty Images / Paramount Pictures