Category: Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick Set Photos

Top Gun: Maverick Set Photos

Here are some pictures from Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun: Maverick. Click thumbs to view more. Also, some tweets below:



Top Gun: Maverick Lands Seven Additional Cast Members

Top Gun: Maverick Lands Seven Additional Cast Members

New cast members announced for Top Gun: Maverick.

Despite getting pushed back by over a year, Top Gun: Maverick continues to fill out its cast in rather quick fashion. Deadline reports that Kara Wang (Good Trouble), Jack Schumacher (Empire), Greg Tarzan Davis (Chicago P.D.), Jake Picking (Blockers), Raymond Lee (Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle), Jean Louisa Kelly (Ant-Man), and Lyliana Wray (Strange Angel) will join Tom Cruise on his latest trek to the danger zone.

Those seven new additions will join an ensemble that also includes Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Ed Harries, Jon Hamm, and Miles Teller.

None of the actors’ roles has been revealed, aside from a vague tease that Wang’s character will play one of two female pilots, with the other being the already announced Monica Barbara.

Top Gun: Maverick is said to be set in a world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting.

Joseph Kosinski, who previously directed Cruise in Oblivion, will helm the sequel, with Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer penning the script. Although the title Top Gun: Maverick floated around briefly, the film is currently without an official title.

A follow-up to Tony Scott’s 1986 hit has been in the works for quite some time, with Tom Cruise interested in reprising his role as United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer previously outlined that the film will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming a thing of the past.

The original Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott and also starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take My Breath Away” performed by Berlin. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Paramount Pictures has set a Top Gun sequel release date for June 26, 2020.

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Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Pushed Back to 2020

Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Pushed Back to 2020

Looks like we’ll have to wait another year until we wee the Top Gun sequel. Well, if that means they just have more time to work on it and perfect it, I’m fine with it. Here’s the article:

Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun” sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” has been pushed back nearly a year from July 12, 2019, to June 26, 2020.

Paramount Pictures made the announcement on Wednesday. The extra time will give filmmakers the opportunity to work out the logistics of presenting flight sequences with new technology and planes. The sequel will be set in a world of drone technology and will explore the end of the era of dogfighting, with Cruise portraying a flight instructor. In May, Cruise posted a photo of himself in front of what appeared to be a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.

“Oblivion” helmer Joe Kosinski is directing the film, a sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun,” from a script by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, and Eric Warren Singer. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first movie with the late Don Simpson, will produce with Cruise and Skydance CEO David Ellison.

“Only the Brave” star Miles Teller will play Goose’s son and Maverick’s new protege. Goose, the co-pilot to Cruise’s character in the original, was played by Anthony Edwards.

Val Kilmer will reprise his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky in the sequel. Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez, and Monica Barbaro round out the cast.

The original film was a massive success, grossing more than $350 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.

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Tom Cruise announces start of Top Gun: Maverick production

Earlier today, Tom Cruise tweeted an image from Top Gun to announce the start of production for Top Gun: Maverick. Check it out below:


Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun’ Sequel Gets July 2019 Release Date

We have a release date for Top Gun: Maverick!

Paramount Studios has given Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun” sequel a July 12, 2019, release date — 33 years after the original.

Variety reported on May 24 that Joseph Kosinski — who directed Cruise in “Oblivion” — was the frontrunner to direct “Top Gun 2” for Paramount and Skydance Pictures.

Skydance CEO David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the 1986 original, will produce with Cruise. This latest project will be set in a world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting.

Cruise said recently the title would be “Top Gun: Maverick” although Paramount listed the title Friday only as “Top Gun.” “Maverick” was Cruise’s character’s nickname in the film in which he played Naval aviator Lt. Pete Mitchell.

The movie is the first title to land on the July 12, 2019, release date. It will open a week after Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel.

The original film, directed by the late Tony Scott and set at the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego, was a massive hit with more than $350 million in worldwide grosses. Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Tom Skeritt and Anthony Edwards also starred in the original, in which the protagonists flew the F14A Tomcat. Kilmer has said he’d like to return for the sequel in the role of Tom “Iceman” Kazanski.

Cruise had been working with Tony Scott on the sequel before the director’s demise in 2012. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected “Top Gun” for preservation in the National Film Registry as one of the 25 films named annually that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.

Cruise met with potential directors for the “Top Gun” sequel earlier this year prior to and while filming “Mission: Impossible 6” in London. “Oblivion” was a success for Cruise and Kosinski, bringing in $286 million worldwide.

Friday’s dating announcement comes three months after former 20th Century Fox Film chief Jim Gianopulos was brought in by parent Viacom as Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO with the aim of cranking up the studio’s lagging film operations.

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Tom Cruise Announces Top Gun: Maverick As The Sequel’s Title

Some good news about Top Gun sequel!

Much talked about for years, but seemingly never that close to happening, it appears the momentum is finally, properly building for the sequel to Top Gun. Out promoting The Mummy, Tom Cruise dropped word that the film has a title… Top Gun: Maverick.

As he explains in the above video from Access Hollywood, Cruise wanted to avoid the number convention, much as the more recent Mission Impossible sequels have. While we’re not sure the film necessarily needs to hint it’ll focus partly on Cruise’s character (we could have predicted that), it’s interesting to note that despite all the talk of drones, it’ll have the same tone and style as the original, with Harold Faltermeyer on score duty and a plot full of competition between pilots – there will be aircraft carriers and jets. Watch Cruise sidestep the question of drones altogether, like a cocky pilot buzzing the tower when he’s warned not to…

Joseph Kosinski is the star’s choice to direct, and there may well be a return engagement for Val Kilmer as Iceman (though Cruise doesn’t mention any co-stars, probably because deals have to be done).

Shooting should kick off next year, so it seems we’ll be feeling the need for speed by 2019.