With director of Tron:Legacy, Joseph Kosinski leading the effort, Top Gun 2 is set to hit theaters in the Summer of 2019. Tom Cruise, who was previously set to star in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has recently given up the opportunity to reprise his roll as Maverick in the upcoming Top Gun sequel.
Since the original Top Gun was released, the movie has become a cult phenomenon. Fans of the movie praised it for its realistic depiction of Naval Dog Fighting and its character focused plot. The movie is centered around United States Naval Aviator, Maverick and his Radar Intercept Officer, Goose. During the film, Maverick attended the Top Gun school of NAS Miramar where he meets the love of his life. Along his journey, he sometimes breaks rules and goes against authority to make the correct moral decisions. The movie had a 15 million dollar budget and made nearly 400 million dollars at the box office.
It was during promotional tours for his movie The Mummy when Tom Cruise made the announcement. “Aviators are back,” Cruise began. “We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one, but a progression for Maverick.”
Top Gun: Maverick, the official name of the sequel is set to explore the life of Maverick since 1986 and how he interacts with today’s military system.
About Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is an actor and producer from America. He was born in Syracuse, New York ins 1962 and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Since he made his film debut at age 19, he has went on to become one of the highest paid actors of all time. All together, Cruise’s films have created nearly 4 billion dollars in revenue.
In 1996 Tom Cruise starred in the first edition of the popular film franchise, Mission:Impossible. The movie was an international blockbuster and since spawned a long list of sequels, all starring Cruise. Mission: Impossible 2 was release in the year 2000 and the third of the franchise released in 2006. Ghost Protocol was released in 2011 and Rogue Nation came out in 2015, also a part of the Mission Impossible franchise. The newest edition of Mission: Impossible called Fallout will be releasing sometime in 2018.