We feel the need… the need for some more information about the long awaited Top Gun sequel!
Top Gun was one of the defining films of the 1980s, and over 3 decades after its release we finally know when we will be able to see the continued adventures of our favourite Naval Aviators, as well as what the sequel will be called…
Top Gun was the highest grossing film of 1986, bringing in $353 million worldwide. The film’s soundtrack was also massively successful, selling over 9 million copies and spending 5 weeks at number one. It also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘Take My Breath Away’, which was performed by Berlin and produced by Giorgio Moroder.
The film had a massive impact on the public consciousness. Sales for Ray-Ban’s Aviator sunglasses jumped 40% after the movie premiered, and the US Navy reported that after the film they saw a 500% increase in young men interested in becoming Naval Aviators.
It has now been reported by Movieweb that Tom Cruise will start filming the Top Gun sequel as soon as he is done with promoting ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’, which is due for release on 23rd July and also contains some aerial high jinks, but this time of the helicopter variety…
Paramount and Skydance Productions have revealed that the title of the film will simply be ‘Maverick’, not ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ as was previously reported. They have also set a release date of 12th July 2019, meaning that they had better not hang around if they want to get the film finished in time!
Not many details about the film’s plot are known at present, although whilst on the red carpet for his film ‘The Mummy’ Tom Cruise did reveal (perhaps jokingly) that: “There’s gonna be jets, very fast jets. There’s gonna be an aircraft carrier, maybe two. And a wide range of jets. It’s gonna have music. We have a soundtrack. There’s gonna be actors in it. And a motorcycle, definitely a motorcycle. Maybe a volleyball scene. Maybe. We’ll see. I have not told anyone in the world as much as I’ve just told you right now. I have really not told anyone else.”
It has also been reported that one of the film’s characters will be Goose’s son, Riot, although there’s currently no news on who will play that part. The film will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who previously worked with Tom Cruise on ‘Oblivion’, a film which didn’t do particularly well at the box office.
Are you a fan of Top Gun? Are you looking forward to a sequel, or do you think that Cruise, now in his mid 50’s, should hang up his flying boots? Please do let us know with a comment.