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Tom Cruise Reveals The Title For 'Top Gun' Sequel

It’s not going to be called “Top Gun 2” because “You don’t need a number.”

BY editors | Jun 5, 2017 | Film & TV

After confirming that a sequel to the 1986 action film Top Gun will begin filming in 2018, Tom Cruise revealed in an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood that the film will be called Top Gun: Maverick. No numbers needed.

Cruise added that, “Aviators are back, the need for speed. We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one…but a progression for Maverick.” Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is the front-runner to direct Top Gun: Maverick.