On May 16, 1986, “Top Gun” was released and became the highest-grossing film of 1986 and has an astounding worldwide box office total of $353,816,701. Tom Cruise will attempt to jump in the cockpit of one of the most beloved military movies disguised as a romance or vice-versa and make another great fighter pilot movie. “Top Gun 2,” which is actually titled “Top Gun: Maverick” has a release date of the summer of 2019 and they have a director picked out as well.
Paramount announced that the sequel to “Top Gun” will soar into theaters on July 12, 2019. That’s 33 years after the original appeared in theaters. Also coming in July 2019 is “Spider-Man 2,” “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” and the “Lion King” remake. They also revealed that Joseph Kosinski will be the director of the high-flying sequel. Kosinski directed “Tron: Legacy” and worked with Cruise in the 2013 sci-fi drama “Oblivion.”
“Aviators are back, the need for speed,” Cruise told Access Hollywood. “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,” Cruise teased.
The plot has yet to be unveiled, but many have suggested that drones will be involved in some way. Others maintain that Cruise will play an instructor at Fightertown USA in Miramar and he has to try to bridle a young hot shot pilot… possibly Goose’s son? Will Val Kilmer be in it? Will there be beach volleyball? So many questions.