Top Gun became a phenomenon after we’ve seen Tom Cruise perform his death-defying stunts. Sure, he may have been doing them since his first action movie, yet he never fails to impress us. This fantastic film had been nominated for several awards. It also did win many awards like Academy Awards, Golden Globe, BRIT, and more due to its refreshing sound and effects. The music in Top Gun 1 was composed by Harold Faltermeyer.
Fortunately, Joseph Kosinski has announced that the sequel to Top Gun will be released soon. This big announcement has caught our attention. So, The Hollywood Tribune, presents you with all that we know about the upcoming sequel, Top Gun 2.
Before we get into the details, here are some facts about Top Gun 2 we bet you didn’t know!
Top Gun 2 Release Date
Top Gun 1 was released on May 16, 1986. The movie was directed by Tony Scott and written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. The movie was inspired by an article of the same name, “Top Gun,” written by Ehud Yonay.
Top Gun 2 is the upcoming sequel of Top Gun. Top Gun 2 an American action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski. Paramount Pictures has announced that the sequel will be released on 23 December 2020. Looks like we only have a few months to wait to see Tom Cruise on screens finally.
Cast Of Top Gun 1
The action film, Top Gun 1 starred Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, and Anthony Edwards as the main cast. Tom Cruise plays the role of “Maverick” Mitchell, who is a US navy pilot. Kelly plays as Charlotte or “Charlie” Blackwood. Charlie is an instructor of Top Gun. The character is said to be based on Christene Fox.
Fox worked at Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar. Val Kimmer plays the role of Lt. Tom. He is Mitchell’s rival and one of the students at Top Gun. Anthony Edwards plays Lt. J.G Nick Bradshaw, He is Maverick’s close friend and a Radar Intercept Officer.
The sub cast members include; Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, John Stockwell, Barry Tubb, Rick Rossovich, Tim Robbins, Clarence Gilyard, Whip Hubley, James Tolkan, Meg Ryan and Adrian Pasdar.
Cast Of Top Gun 2
Top Gun 2 is said to bring a few cast members of its first film. That means we will see Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer take up their previous roles. The upcoming movie will also feature new characters that will be played by Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris.
Miles Teller will play as the son of late, Nick Teller of the first film. Jennifer will play as Penny Benjamin. She becomes Maverick’s love interest. Lewis and Glenn play as pilot trainees, and Jon takes the role as a vice admiral.
The sub cast members include; Monica Barbaro (pilot trainee), Charles Parnell (rear admiral), Danny Ramirez (as ” Fanboy”), Manny Jacinto (Fritz), Bashir Salahuddin (Coleman), Jay Ellis, Raymond Lee and more.
What Happened In Top Gun 1?
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
The first film received mixed reviews. After the film’s original release, the critical response was quite mixed. There were people who loved it, but there were some who weren’t satisfied. Top Gun 1 has an approval rating of 54% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was based on 55 critics, which gave it a 5.85/10 on their website.
The website’s critical consensus states that: “Though it features some of the most memorable and electrifying aerial footage shot with an expert eye for action, Top Gun offers too little for non-adolescent viewers to chew on when its characters aren’t in the air.”
The protagonist of the film, Mitchell (Maverick) is sent for advanced training to Naval Air Station I Miramar. Over there, he faces Tom Kasanky, and they both compete to win the Top Gun Trophy. Instead of focusing more on his task, Maverick pours his heart out to a civilian consultant, Charlotte. As time flies by, Mitchell is hit with the woeful death of his friend.
Filled with grief and sorrow, Mitchell does not win the “Top Gun” award. Charlie and his friends try consoling him, but it all goes in vain as he considers retiring. Later, Viper reveals that his father, Duke Mitchell, died heroically in an air battle. With his confidence lost, Mitchell earns a chance to redeem himself. The new Mitchell arises for the ashes of sorrow as he walks out to succeed. He is sent for an international crisis where he deals with a US vessel and several enemy planes.
In the end, Maverick chooses to graduate even though Iceman wins the TOP GUN Trophy.
Maverick re-joins Iceman after retreating from an encounter that resulted in Goose’s death, and the two remain outnumbered by the enemy forces. After struggling and refusing to leave Iceman alone, Maverick manages to take down three MiGs. Iceman manages to shoot one down, and the rest of the forces flee.
Upon their return to Enterprise, both Iceman and Maverick exchange their newfound respect to each other. Maverick throws Goose’s dog tags overboard.
In the end, whatever assignment he chooses, Maverick plans to become an instructor back at TOP GUN. By the end of the movie, we see Maverick and Charlie reunite at a bar in Miramar.
What Will Happen In Top Gun 2?
Top Gun 2 is said to pick up thirty years after the event of the first one. Mitchell, also known as Maverick, spends thirty years of service as Navy’s top aviator. Mitchell goes on about his valiant acts as a test pilot and escaping the advancement that would ground him.
Later on, Maverick comes across Brad Bradshaw (Miles Teller), who is the son of his late best friend. He faces an uncertain future and now has to confront the horrors of his past. He has to realize and fight his darkest fears in a mission that could probably take his life away.
Top Gun 2: Trailer
The trailer for Top Gun 2 has already been released.
Paramount Pictures has released a breath-taking trailer that gives us an insight into the upcoming film. So stay tuned to The Hollywood Tribune to get notified on the latest updates from the Hollywood and beyond and we will make sure that you don’t miss the good stuff. Also, share this article with a Top Gun fan and let them know about the upcoming Tom Cruise movie.