‘Top Gun 2’ Has a Director, Release Date, and More

Chris Tilly

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel is preparing for take-off.  We now know the movie’s title, director, release date and more.

“Top Gun 2” will be titled Top Gun: Maverick.

Speaking to Access Hollywood while doing publicity rounds for The Mummy, Cruise said the film will be called Top Gun: Maverick, retain the tone and style of the original and feature the same Harold Faltermeyer score. Though no word on if we’ll get an updated version of Berlin’s Take My Breath Away.

Cruise also said the sequel will be “a competition film like the first one, and it’s going to be in the same vein; the same tone as the first one, but also a progression for Maverick.”

And while Cruise wouldn’t be drawn on whether the film would feature drones – as previously rumored – he did say that there would be jets and aircraft carriers. So there’s that.

Top Gun: Maverick will be directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Paramount’s announced that the long-developing sequel will by directed by Tron: Legacy filmmaker Joseph Kosinski.

Kosinski previously collaborated with Tom Cruise on the 2013 sci-fi drama Oblivion.

The Top Gun sequel comes out in July 2019.

Top Gun: Maverick is set for a July 12, 2019 release date. That puts it in theaters a week after the planned sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. And if Disney’s release calendar goes as planned it’ll open a week before their live-action adaptation of The Lion King.

Val Kilmer wants to see Iceman return.

The actor wouldn’t say if any of the other former Top Guns would be returning to their cockpits, but one of his co-stars – Val Kilmer – did take to Instagram to offer his services. Wearing a Top Gun t-shirt, the artist formerly known as Iceman had this to say…

Top Gun: Maverick is set to shoot next year, with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski helming.

Chris Tilly
FANDOM Managing Editor in the UK. At this point my life is a combination of 1980s horror movies, Crystal Palace football matches, and episodes of I'm Alan Partridge. The first series. When he was in the travel tavern. Not the one after.
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