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If you've been living under a rock, the sequel to Top Gun has been made and is set to release this summer. For those in the know, there's been lots of excitement about this long-awaited sequel. It still seems like we have more questions than answers. Joseph Kosinski, the director of the film, finally spilled SOME of the beans to Entertainment Weekly.
I'll go ahead and get this important detail out of the way. The film is set to release June 26, 2020. I think it definitely belongs with the other summer flicks expected to come out this year.
The film is taking a different angle as far as the story goes. Tom Cruise's Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is the teacher this time, but his students aren't new boots. They're actually previous graduates of the Top Gun school who have come back for specialized training. So this time, their level of experience will be higher than the first film.
The actors are actually in the jets. They of course, have a Navy pilot in the other seat flying, but they're actually filming while flying. In fact, they had to go through intense training just to be able to handle the physical burden that flying in a jet fighter brings.
One thing I found interesting is this quote from the director:
“There’s no crew up there,” he adds. “I’m not up there with him, there’s no cinematographer, no hair and makeup. They are responsible for every aspect of the filmmaking process when they’re up in those airplanes.”
The plot will greatly center around Maverick and Goose's son, who is all grown up and goes by the name of Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw.
The big question I've had this whole time is: Where is Iceman? There's been a lot of speculation as to whether or not Val Kilmer would be able to make it back into the film due to his battle with throat cancer. They've been very hush hush about this, but according to the director, Iceman has returned to the film, but we're still not sure if it will be Kilmer. I hope so.
Thought I'd get the conversation going. Is anyone else excited about the sequel? Do you think it will hold up to the first one? Also, feel free to share any other info that you might have come across.