Do you feel the need for speed? Then, get ready — the "Top Gun" sequel is heading this way and it's got a title!
Tom Cruise revealed the news in an interview with Access Hollywood. "It's called 'Top Gun: Maverick,'" he said. So, not "Top Gun 2." Cruise added, "I didn't want a number."
The sequel will have the same tone and vibe (and soundtrack by Harold Faltermeyer) as the 1986 original. "Stylistically, it's going to be the same," Cruise said.
"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."
Of course, Cruise is quite a bit older than he was, so Maverick won't be a hotshot young pilot anymore. It seems more likely Maverick oversees a new group of trainees — and shows them what it takes to be a good wingman.
"Top Gun: Maverick" doesn't have a projected filming or release date, but Cruise has insisted "it is definitely happening." He told an Australian TV program that filming would likely begin "in the next year."
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