So with Mission Impossible Fallout being both a critical and commercial hit talk now turns to a sequel a long time in the making namely Top Gun 2. The original was made way back in 1986 and earned £356m worldwide. Directed by Tony Scott the director was to have a meeting on August 20th 2012 with Tom Cruise about the project. Regrettably the day before the meeting Scott tragically committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in San Pedro, Los Angeles.
Six years down the line the studio has now gone ahead and green lit the sequel and we’ve done a bit of rooting around and here’s what we know about Top Gun2 so far.
- Top Gun 2 will be directed by Joseph Kosinski. He’s directed Cruise before on the 2013 sci-fi film ‘Oblivion’ which we only remember for having some sort of giant flying toblerone spaceship in it
- The plot is believed to be set in the present day and follows fighter pilots as they grapple with drones that are making their style of jet flying obsolete
- The script has been written by Peter Craig (12 Strong) , Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) & Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle).
- Apart from Cruise the film will also see the return of Val Kilmer though not Kelly McGillis. It will also star Thomasin McKenzie as Jennifer Connolly’s daughter. Top Gun 2 will also star Miles Teller, Glen Powell (Misconduct), Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez and Monica Barbaro.
- The sequel will be titled ‘Top Gun:Maverick’
- The film is set for release on July 12th 2019
With Cruise having been a bona fide A-list box office star for over 35 years Top Gun 2 will be another franchise after the Mission Impossible and Jack Reacher films and is almost sure to be yet another box office hit.
Here’s the trailer for the original film…….