Paramount Pictures has announced a July 12th 2019 release date for the sequel to iconic 1986 action feature “Top Gun”.
Additionally, Deadline has confirmed that “Oblivion” and “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski will helm the film which doesn’t have an official title despite “Top Gun: Maverick” floating around this month.
Tom Cruise is slated to return for the film, reprising the role of United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.
The story will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming obsolete.
The July 12th 2019 date has it opening in between the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel the week before and the live-action “The Lion King” the week after.
Source: Paramount Pictures