‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Begins Filming: What We Know About the Sequel Set to Buzz the Tower July 2019
In 1986 we all felt the need…the need for speed – after Top Gun torched the summer box office and broke the sound barrier to become one of the most successful action films of all time. The movie grossed over $350 million on a $15 million budget, making it a massive hit for Paramount. In the years since fans have been hoping for a sequel. It almost seemed like every time Tom Cruise was interviewed he would be asked about it. Well the wait is over, as Tom Cruise has taken to his Twitter account to release the first photo on the set of Top Gun: Maverick, 32 years after the release of the original.
Nostalgia is a funny concept. It tugs at our heart-strings because it makes us yearn for the “old days” when everything was great – we were younger, with less worries, more fun, more joy. It is a cheap move, and one we fully accept in this case. Tell me you aren’t looking at this photo of Tom Cruise holding his Maverick helmet and getting that old feeling back. We may have lost that loving feeling for a while, but it’s back!
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) May 31, 2018
What Do We Know?
- Returning Cast: There has been no confirmation on if any of his co-stars from the original will appear in the sequel, though Val Kilmer has consistently expressed interest his rumored health issues may prevent that from happening.
- Director: Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Only the Brave)
- Release Date: July 12, 2019
- Score: Harold Faltermeyer who scored Top Gun is returning to score the sequel.
- Plot: Last year both Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski touched on the potential plot for the movie
Kosinkski told comingsoon.net:
“The navy is very different now than it was in 1986. It’s just a different world now, so you can’t remake the first movie. It has to adapt, [but] I certainly want to re-create the experience of that movie, which gives you a front seat into the world of naval aviation and what it’s like to be in a fighter jet.”
Cruise told birthmoviesdeath.com:
“Aviators are back, the need for speed. We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one…but a progression for Maverick.”
There have been rumors that the son of Maverick’s late Radar Intercept Officer Goose will play a role in the film, but that has not been confirmed.
Are you excited about a Top Gun sequel? As we’ve seen from the recent Mission: Impossible movies, Cruise can still bring it. So we just have one question for you, do you have the need? The need…for speed? Dig up your aviators and volleyball, Top Gun: Maverick buzzes the tower next year!