Top Gun finally gets its Sequel and since the Top Gun 2 trailer drop, fans are super excited about revisiting a much loved drama featuring hit musical scores and some seriously good looks! This time it’s a near 60 year old Pete Maverick flying a fighter jet like a pro! Maybe he actually DID fly it himself? (Read more to find out) – With Tom, you never know!
The movie is set to release in the Summer of 2020! This time, Maverick has a new female lead, to win his heart in this testosterone filled aviation drama!
But wait, there’s more! These 9 inside, behind the scenes prep that will add to the fans euphoria. So get the inside news and add some flavour to the wait!
1. Val Kilmer will be back in the sequel.
Val Kilmer announced his return on his Facebook wall.
“Fanfare to follow: but I’m officially in the sequel to TOPGUN. I am so looking forward to working with Tom [Cruise] …” Val Kilmer wrote on Facebook.
2. Tom will be enacting some of his own Stunts!
Ahem – No surprises there! Yes, Maverick will be flying fighter jets and has gained extensive training to do the same. True to form, we can look forward to some serious flying – the aerial footage so far (in the trailer) has us gasping in awe!
3. Return of some members of the original cast – The Old meets the New!
Some of the original cast from the squadron will be back to work in the sequel, so Top Gun fans can relive the golden moments. If you have a few favourites, you know you can watch out for them!
4. Tom has a new leading lady, and we’re looking forward to the chemistry!
“I just admire her work. She is enormously talented. She’s gonna be amazing in the movie.”- says Tom Cruise, about his new female lead – Oscar winner, Jennifer Connolly. We’re hoping old meets new and we see a hint of the romance that Kelly McGillis brought to screens 33 years ago. Will they or won’t they recreate the old magic in an entirely new way?
5. Keep Calm because … the Kawasaki is back!
What could be hotter than Captain Maverick flying a plane? Captain Maverick riding a bike???
Captain Maverick will be sporting a new Kawasaki bike model: Set photos have shown Cruise riding on a new bike, which The Aviationist identified as the Kawasaki Ninja H2R model motorcycle.
6. He’s not getting younger, but he still has the power to turn heads – and hearts!
This is the guy who seems to have drunk the fountain of youth and appears unwaveringly handsome, despite his years! It’s been 33 years since Lieutenant Pete Maverick hit screens, and now, revisiting him as Captain Maverick, our hearts still skip a beat when he rides into the sunset.
7. Hi-Tech Aviation with some serious drone technology – 2020 has arrived!
Crisp visuals, mind-blowing, never-seen-before technology – these are some of the adjectives being thrown around to describe what Top Gun 2 will deliver.
A hi-tech thriller in 2020 is as good as it gets. With whispers in the dark that the sequel will be using drone technology and 6K filming. “They’re using some technology on this that is never before seen. We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing,” says Jon Hamm, from the Top Gun 2 cast.
8. Classic Top Gun moments recreated in the Maverick!
There’s something about riding into the sunset on a bike with a girl by your side that simply makes hearts melt. And when it’s Tom Cruise in Top Gun – It’s ephemeral. Hold your breaths, damsels in distress, and tell us you can’t wait for it!
The sequel boasts a recreation of one iconic moment when Tom Cruise is riding a motorcycle with Kelly McGillis on his back. This time around, he has Jennifer Connelly along for the ride.
9. The 80’s music will make a comeback!
Millenials, if you thought we had it wrong in the music department, you have to listen in to what made this film truly sublime. The musical score added layers to the story and the ultimate feel of Top Gun – and, we’re so glad producers realized the sheer power behind the vocals!
So buckle up and get ready for the ride that’s Top Gun Maverick! 2020 has lots going for it already!
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