Tom Cruise Is Heading Back Into the ‘Danger Zone’: ‘Top Gun 2’ Set For 2020

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It’s finally time to return to the “Danger Zone.”

The sequel to the 1980s classic Top Gun, known as the film that rocketed Tom Cruise to superstardom (not to mention some highly suggestive volleyball), is currently on track for a 2020 release with the title Top Gun: Maverick.

The film was originally dated for 2019, but now will be released on June 26, 2020, so the production team can fine-tune shooting the complex sequences of the film, according to Deadline.

Now, things are as official as it gets:

While there were rumors that production would have to be delayed due to Cruise’s broken ankle suffered on the set of Mission: Impossible 6, it didn’t end up being an issue.

Maverick has been in development in some shape or form for years, but this time it looks like the gears are finally turning. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the film, and Paramount recently hired writer Eric Warren Singer to rewrite the script, with Joseph Kosinksi (Oblivion) directing, per IMDB.