Everything We Know About the Top Gun Sequel Starring Tom Cruise

Mark your calendars, Top Gun fans! 

According to Variety, Paramount Studios has given the sequel a tentative release date for July 12, 2019. And for those keeping track, that’s 33 years after the original! Tron: Legacy filmmaker Joseph Kosinski is also planning to direct the film.

Today we got our first look at the OFFICIAL artwork (take a minute to let it all sink in):

After all of these years, there’s still a huge need for speed.

More than three decades after the release of the blockbuster smash Top Gun, moviegoers can look forward to a brand-new sequel already in the works.

And while the star himself Tom Cruise confirmed the last year, fans are receiving more and more teases of the project.

“We’re going to have the same tone as we had in the first movie. Stylistically, it’s going to be the same. We’re going to have the same score,” Tom shared with Access Hollywood in a new interview.

Access Hollywood

“We’re going to have big fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film like the first one.” He added, “There’s going to be aircraft carries. There’s going to be jets.” As for drones, Tom is staying mum on that one.

While some may expect the movie to be called Top Gun 2, the actor revealed that the tentative title is Top Gun: Maverick. “I didn’t want a number,” Tom explained. “You don’t need a number.”

Fast-forward to May when Tom surprised fans on Australia’s Sunrise that the film is happening with filming starting “probably in the next year.”

While many details still remain up in the air—pun totally intended—one co-star has already expressed his interest in starring in the movie. Val Kilmer recently took to social media with an announcement: He’s ready to spread his wings and fly.

American actors Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

“Friends said it’s official – #TOPGUN2 was announced today,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m ready Tom- still got my top gun plaque! Still got the moves! Still got it!”

While we wait for more scoop and details to emerge, one thing is certain: Tom couldn’t be more pumped for his latest project.  

“I’m very excited. I am really excited,” Tom shared with Access Hollywood. “It’s a great challenge.”



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