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.”

A release date is set for July 12th, 2019.

SOURCE: IGN, Darkhorizons

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.

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