After 32 years, Top Gun: Maverick is officially in production!
Hollywood action star Tom Cruise teased his Twitter followers Wednesday evening with a promotional photograph of the upcoming Top Gun sequel captioned “#Day1.”
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) May 31, 2018
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cruise will reprise his iconic character as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, the role which helped to catapult Cruise to fame in 1986. Top Gun: Maverick’s storyline is said to be set under present-day circumstances and will follow the efforts of fighter pilots who struggle to deal with new “drone tech that is making their old style of flying obsolete. ”
Following Cruise’s tweet, #TopGun2 has been trending on Twitter, with fans expressing their delight for the long awaited sequel.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 31, 2018
With @TomCruise kicking off filming of #TopGun2 today, I'm reminded of the time that I too got to fly the @BoeingDefense #SuperHornet (well, ride in the back seat at least). Happy to report, I was only 'mildly' ill… pic.twitter.com/SbLrnvSZGH
— Gareth Jennings (@GarethJennings3) May 31, 2018
— Prince Prithvi (@PrincePrithvi) May 31, 2018
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Top Gun: Maverick will be directed by Joseph Kosinski. Jerry Bruckheimer, who formerly produced the original Top Gun, will be returning to co-produce the film with Skydance’s David Ellison and Cruise.
Top Gun: Maverick is slated to hit theaters July 19th, 2019.
Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.
Sign up for the Morning Scoop
Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Will Run for Senate in 2020
If elected in 2020, Kelly will become fourth-ever American astronaut elected to Congress.
Senator Elizabeth Warren Wants to Create a Public Option for Generic Drugs
The Massachusetts senator wants to take on big pharma.