The Top Gun sequel release date is set for 2019 between Spider-Man 2 and The Lion King
Paramount Pictures has set a Top Gun sequel release date for July 12, 2019. The film, starring the 1986 original’s Tom Cruise, is the only release currently schedule for that Friday. The date does have the still-untitled Top Gun sequel hitting theaters just one week after Marvel Studios‘ Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel and one week before Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action The Lion King.
Deadline, meanwhile, confirms that the Joseph Kosinski, who previously directed Cruise in Oblivion, will helm. Kosinski’s name had previously been linked to the project. Although the title Top Gun: Maverick floated around briefly, the film is currently without an official title.
A follow-up to Tony Scott’s 1986 hit has been in the works for quite some time, with Tom Cruise interested in reprising his role as United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer previously outlined that the film will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming a thing of the past.
The original Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott and also starred 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.”
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