Tom Cruise has confirmed that the Top Gun sequel is officially titled Top Gun: Maverick
There has been a lot of development lately on the long-awaited Top Gun sequel and leading man Tom Cruise today confirms to Access Hollywood that the film has an official title: Top Gun: Maverick. Maverick, of course, is the callsign of Cruise’s character in the original, United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete Mitchell.
“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”. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer previously teased that the sequel will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming a thing of the past. Recent reports, meanwhile, have suggested that TRON: Legacy‘s Joseph Kosinski is the frontrunner to direct. Kosinski and Cruise previously teamed up on the science fiction film Oblivion.
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.”
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