Tom Cruise Confirms ‘Top Gun 2’ Production on Twitter4 months ago by Kristin Paradisis in Movie News, Heroes, FILMS
Tom Cruise has officially confirmed Top Gun 2 production as the movie star tweeted a picture from the movie set on the first day of filming. Cruise is currently the only confirmed member of the sequel’s cast. The film also does not have an official title just yet, although the title Top Gun 2: Maverick had been rumored to be the film’s name for some time.
Peter Craig, Justin Marks, and Eric Warren Singer will be writing the script and Joseph Kosinski, who previously collaborated with Cruise in Oblivion will be directing the film. A sequel to the 1986 action drama film Top Gun has been discussed and highly anticipated for years. This anticipation also goes for movie star Tom Cruise who has made clear his interest in revisiting his role as U.S. Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Jerry Bruckheimer, who is producing the sequel has provided that the film’s plot will depict a rise of unmanned drones and pilots will become a concept of the olden days.
The first Top Gun featured Tom Cruise as well as Anthony Edwards, Kelly McGillis, and Tom Skerritt. Directed by Tony Scott, the original Top Gun earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin. The film was also chosen by the United States Library of Congress in 2015 to be preserved in the National Film Registry. The sequel’s official release date is set for July 12, 2019.