Tom Cruise Reveals ‘Top Gun’ Sequel Title As Top Gun: Maverick

Posted 2017/06/04 0 0

The A-lister on Friday said his long-awaited sequel to 1986's action film Top Gun will be called Top Gun: Maverick.


There has been a lot of development lately on the long-awaited Top Gun sequel and leading man Tom Cruise has recently revealed that the film has an official title: Top Gun: Maverick. While chatting with Access Hollywood during promotion for The Mummy, Cruise revealed some details about the new film and the direction it will take. The star promised a lot of the familiar beats from the original before dropping the title of the film:

“It’s called ‘Top Gun: Maverick. I didn’t want a number…You don’t need a number.”

“We’re gonna have the same tone we had from the first one, really,” says the star. “Stylistically, it’s going to be the same. We’re going to have the same score from Harold Faltermeyer… Aviators are back. The need for speed. We’re going to have big, fast machines.”

Cruise also says that the storyline will make Top Gun: Maverick, like the original a “competition film”. Joseph Kosinski is the star's choice to direct. This new film will be set in the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, and explore the end of an era of dogfighting. Other plot details are vague, but Val Kilmer has said that he was asked to come back to reprise the role of Iceman opposite Cruise’s Maverick. Shooting should kick off next year, so it seems we'll be feeling the need for speed by 2019.

The original Top Gun, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, was directed by the late Tony Scott. In addition to Cruise, it stars Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take My Breath Away” performed by Berlin. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”