Everything that is old is new again and the idea of the years later sequel is one that isn't going away anytime soon. This is why none of us should be surprised that we're getting a sequel to Top Gun but here we are. Tom Cruise is currently doing junkets for The Mummy and, according to Deadline, used one of those interviews to reveal the title to the movie; Top Gun: Maverick.
"It's not going to be called Top Gun 2. It's going to be called Top Gun: Maverick," Cruise said. "I didn't want a number, you know what I mean?"
Cruise went on to assure that this movie is going to be similar to the first one in terms of style, music, and tone but when asked about returning co-stars Cruise dodged like the pro is he.
"There's gonna be jets," he said.
When the announcement was made Val Kilmer, who seems like he's in a much better place these days, reached out to say that he was ready to go if they would have him.
The shooting for the movie is expected to start next year and will be a "progression for Maverick."
"It's going to be a competition film like the first one, and it's going to be in the same vein and the same tone as the first," he says, with "the need for speed and big, fast machines."
The Mummy reboot is directed by Alex Kurtzman and stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, and Russell Crowe. It will be released on June 9th.