The Latest: Seven new cast members have been added: Kara Wang (Good Trouble) as a female pilot, Jack Schumacher (Empire) also a pilot , Greg Tarzan Davis (Chicago P.D.), Jake Picking (Blockers), Raymond Lee (Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle), Jean Louisa Kelly (Ant-Man), and Lyliana Wray (Strange Angel)
Filming is now full-speed ahead. Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell flew in an F-18 jet out of northern California, and made an unscheduled landing at a military base in Nevada.
Tom Cruise Reporting for Flight Duty in 'Top Gun 2' https://t.co/IG4zk9cp9Z
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 18, 2018
Photo leaked from the set proves Maverick is going to use a customized version of the modern @USNavy HGU-68/P flight helmet instead of the old-fashioned HGU-33 shown in the first image image teased by @TomCruise (right image edit from shot leaked here: https://t.co/mFBpWxfwAz) pic.twitter.com/eV6x4NC2ij
— David Cenciotti (@cencio4) September 18, 2018
Breaking: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has been delayed one year. The movie’s release date has been moved to June 2020. Paramount says the extra time will give filmmakers a chance to work out the logistics of presenting flight sequences with new technology and planes.
ALERT: JOHN HAMM WILL JOIN THE CAST! Sorry for yelling in all caps, but I got a little excited. No word on the former ‘Mad Men’ star’s character yet. Also, the legendary Ed Harris, and actor Lewis Pullman (son of Bill Pullman) are now part of the ensemble!
Jennifer Connolly will co-star as a single mother who runs a bar near the Navy base where Maverick works. To prepare for the role, she will lose two inches of height. 😉
Miles Teller has been cast in the role of Goose’s son. He is Maverick’s new protégé.
More about the plot: It is reportedly set in today’s world, with drone warfare taking over, and lots of fighter jet action. In a reverse of the original, Maverick will return as an instructor training a cocky pilot. Kelly McGillis is not slated to return.
Update: Val Kilmer has been spotted at the San Diego hotel the production crew has been using.
Kenny Loggins says that Tom Cruise wants to bring back the song “Danger Zone” for the new movie. Loggins hopes to do it as a duet with a young act.
Tom Cruise is officially filming the sequel to ‘Top Gun’ in San Diego!
The Navy gave Paramount Pictures access to Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado on May 30-31.
Cruise posted this photo on social media:
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) May 31, 2018
Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is a Navy Captain now.
He looks ready to pilot that F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
The NavyTimes reports that military approval is key to getting needed support to film on its ships and bases. For more on that, click here.
Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski.
Harold Faltermeyer returning as composer.
And, Val Kilmer as Iceman!!