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:

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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.”

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