UPDATE: Paramount just announced that the release date for Top Gun: Maverick had been moved up by two days. The film was initially scheduled to hit theaters on Friday, June 26th, but will now arrive on Wednesday, June 24th.
UPDATE: Have a look at Trailer #2 and the latest Poster!
Synopsis: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
UPDATE: The Official Poster and first Trailer is here!
UPDATE: Chrck out the first on-set image featuring TOM CRUISE sporting his classic ‘Maverick’ look!
UPDATE: The sequel will see another familiar face as VAL KILMER (Heat) is set to reprise his role as ‘Iceman’. Casting has also been underway for the role of Goose’s son with MILES TELLER (War Dogs) nabbing the part.
‘Goose’ was played by Anthony Edwards in the original film in which the character was killed by accident and Cruise’s Maverick blames himself.
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter
UPDATE: JOSEPH KOSINSKI (Tron:Legacy, Oblivion) is confirmed to direct TOP GUN: MAVERICK as production has officially begun. Leading man TOM CRUISE made the announcement via Instagram:
SOURCE: Omega Underground
UPDATE: TOM CRUISE has revealed the title of the upcoming sequel as TOP GUN: MAVERICK, which is named after his character ‘Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’. Cruise described the film as being “a competition film like the first one, and it’s going to be in the same vein and the same tone as the first, a progression for Maverick.”
Do you have the need? The need for speed? You got it! TOM CRUISE recently confirmed that TOP GUN 2 is on the fast track with production gearing up to start next year.
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Producer JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise) spoke about the direction of the sequel back in 2014 stating:
“The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete. They’re here to stay. It’s just getting to the starting place. Fortunately for Tom, he’s very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture.”
It seems like Cruise’s schedule has finally permit him to make the film. A hunt for a director is now in place with ‘Tron:Legacy’ director JOSEPH KOSINSKI as the front-runner. Kosinski and Cruise last worked together on 2013’s sci-fi actioner ‘Oblivion’.
SOURCE: Aint It Cool News