Tom Cruise was easily the definitive star of the 80s and 90s. He had a lot of huge hits, but few were as amazing and iconic as Top Gun.
Watching them fly their planes and play beach volleyball was super entertaining, and because it's 2018, of course they are planning to bring it back in some way. Nothing is safe from a reboot, remake or sequel, especially if Tom Cruise has a say.
The Mission Impossible franchise is on its sixth movie now, with Cruise happily performing his own stunts and continuing to defy danger, but apparently that's not enough. He wants to return to the skies and bring back Maverick.
We were all a little skeptical when they first announced the Top Gun sequel, but we didn't really have much more than rumors to go on. Well, its really happening, and we know when.
It's not a remake, that seems to be certain, because Cruise will be be the main character once again. The sequel is set to start productions this summer, after Cruise finishes all of his obligations for Mission: Impossible - Fallout, and its official title is Top Gun: Maverick.
They've set the release date for July 12, 2019, but so far we don't know a whole lot about it. But Cruise has let a few details slip.
"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," Tom Cruise said to Access Hollywood.
As for who will be costarring in the sequel, Cruise has kept quiet, but at least one of his former costars has expressed a lot of interest in coming back...