Cruise Talks “Top Gun 2” Title, Tone, Score Details

Out doing “The Mummy” promotion, actor Tom Cruise has spoken with Access Hollywood about what’s shaping up to be one of his next projects – the sequel to 1986 Navy pilot classic “Top Gun”.

The project, which has been in development for years and stalled when Tony Scott passed away, is now back on track to film within a year. Cruise tells the outlet the plan is to keep the tone, formula and score of the original film intact here:

“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.”

At last report Joseph Kosinski, who previously worked with Cruise on “Oblivion,” is in talks to direct. Cruise also reveals the current title:

“It’s not gonna be called Top Gun 2 it’s gonna be Top Gun: Maverick. I didn’t want a number. You don’t need a number.”

Should “Top Gun: Maverick” go into production within a year as Cruise has been saying, then expect a likely Summer 2019 release.