The much delayed Top Gun sequel temporarily titled Top Gun: Maverick has started filming, and Tom Cruise is back to play the role which made him a global superstar. Cruise revealed the production’s start by sharing a post on Instagram, along with the hashtag, “#Day1.”
In this image, we can see the high-flying pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, and his famous call sign on his helmet, getting ready to zoom into the skies in a Navy fighter jet. The photo also assures to introduce the speed with the tagline “FEEL THE NEED.”
Top Gun’s sequel has languished in the development process since 2010, and pre-production was halted after Tony Scott’s death in 2012. Tony had directed the original Top Gun in 1986. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer roped in Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) to write the sequel, and Joseph Kosinski (previously worked with Tom Cruise on Oblivion in 2013) was hired as the director.
For now, there is not much information available about the production and which actors from the original movie will be back, but, the film will have the soundtrack by Harold Faltermeyer who also wrote the legendary 1986 soundtrack with Giorgio Moroder.
Top Gun: Maverick will release in theaters on July 12, 2019.