Tom Cruise Reveals ‘Top Gun’ Sequel’s Title

Tom Cruise has revealed the title for the upcoming “Top Gun” sequel: “Top Gun: Maverick.”

The actor made the announcement during an interview with Access Hollywood, saying “you don’t need a number” in all sequel titles. “Maverick” was Cruise’s character’s nickname in the film in which he played Naval aviator Lt. Pete Mitchell.

“Aviators are back, the need for speed. 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,” Cruise teased.

He also said that Harold Faltermeyer will return to score the movie, which will be “stylistically” similar to the original.


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Variety first reported that Cruise’s “Oblivion” director Joseph Kosinski is the top choice to direct the second installment. Cruise also recently confirmed to a British talk show that the sequel will likely begin shooting at the beginning of next year.

Cruise has wanted to make a follow-up to the 1986 classic, which made him a bonafide star, for quite some time. The project has gained momentum in recent years, especially after “Jungle Book” scribe Justin Marks was tapped to pen the latest draft.

This new film will be set in the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, and explore the end of an era of dogfighting. Other plot details are vague, but Val Kilmer has said that he was asked to come back to reprise the role of Iceman opposite Cruise’s Maverick.

Skydance CEO David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original, will produce with Cruise.

Cruise is currently on a press tour for his upcoming movie “The Mummy.”

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  1. Paul says:

    Top Gun – what a rush! Top Gun 2 looking forward with anticipation! Have two children middle names Maverick and Viper (couldn’t chose Goose as he died!). Fun film with a massive impression left on me. Good luck! Happy to help if u get stuck!

  2. Shaun Patterson says:

    He should have just said it was a remake of the original. If he stuck with Topgun 2 the plot could have been about revealing the truth behind his father. The group returns for the funeral of commanding officer Mike Metcalf aka Viper who flew with Mav’s father. Then go from there?

  3. Karen Bliss says:

    Need Anthony Edwards in it.

  4. Karen Bliss says:

    First movie part a dream so then Smithy Edwards still can star in it and have a new ending.

  5. Spider says:

    The title is ok. I figured he’d go with something like, “Danger Zone”. Looking forward to this flick.

  6. Alex says:

    Yea, I gotta sequel name for it… Top Gun: 30 Years Too Late

  7. John Th says:

    Just please no CGI. Stick real 35 mm cameras to real F-18s.

    • Alex says:

      Knowing Jerry Bruckheimer the entire movie will be in CGI… and let me guess its going to be against the Russian Su35s or Su T50, and the theme will be fought over Syrian airspace because crazy Russian general wants to nuke the US or some other defenceless NATO country… I can see the film already.

  8. Ker says:

    Loved Top Gun. My kids grew up watching this movie and all of us are keen for the followup movie.

  9. Tokenator says:

    Surprised it wasn’t Top Gun: Tom Cruise

  10. mjweir0317 says:

    There is something about this that is just sad… and a bit pathetic. Tom Cruise needs a reality check. The audience for this picture probably doesn’t even know who he is.

    But it’s kind of indicative of Hollywood/Washington these days. A bunch of 50 – 70-year-old men dreaming of their youth and trying to convince people of their relevance.

    Heck, maybe I’m wrong. Look at the idiot in the oval office. These sad dinosaurs managed to get that trainwreck moving again.

  11. Christopher says:

    Another sequel no one has been asking for.

  12. Timely Comment says:

    He’s 55 years old?

    Like how NAS Miramar is no longer the home for the Top Gun aviator school and is the MCAS Miramar now… I guess “Maverick”‘s also has changed since the first movie in ’86. (But still active and apparently hasn’t retired yet. Is he in Virginia?)

  13. In the script, who will be the female lead?

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