The long-awaited sequel was recently confirmed after 30 years of stops and starts, and now we know that its title will reference the hero of the iconic 1980’s blockbuster.
In an interview with Access Hollywood on Friday, Tom Cruise revealed that the sequel will be called Top Gun: Maverick, and that:
“We’re gonna have the same tone that we had with the first one. Stylistically it’s gonna be the same. We’re gonna have the same score from Harold Faltermeyer. Aviators are back. The need for speed, we’re gonna have big machines. It’s gonna be a competition film like the first one, and it’s gonna be in the same vein, the same tone as the first one but a progression for Maverick.”
Rumours are that the plot of Top Gun: Maverick will be about veteran pilots struggling to come to grips with the moral complexities of drone warfare and their own possible obsolescence in the future.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer will return, and Cruise’s Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is in talks to replace the late Tony Scott.
Meanwhile Tom reckons that Mission: Impossible 6 will be extremely exciting, saying on last Friday’s The Graham Norton Show:
“I have been in training for a couple of years and we’ve done a lot of testing to see what is possible. It is really crazy. We’ve shot some of the stuff in Paris already and it is going to be really wild and thrilling for the audience. There is always another mountain.”
Mission: Impossible 6 brings back Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, and Simon Pegg, in addition to introducing series newcomers Angela Bassett and Henry Cavill. Christopher McQuarrie returns as writer and director, which is unusual for a series that tends to have each film directed by someone new. It’s in cinemas July 27, 2018.