Top Gun: Maverick Movie

Top Gun: Maverick movie poster

Who's Involved:

Glen Powell, Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, Ed Harris, Lewis Pullman, Christopher McQuarrie, Jennifer Connelly, Justin Marks, Miles Teller, Jerry Bruckheimer, Raymond Lee, Jake Picking, Charles Parnell, Jon Hamm, Peter Craig, Jay Ellis, Lyliana Wray, Jean Louisa Kelly, Kara Wang, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Greg Tarzan Davis, Danny Ramirez

Release Date:

Friday, July 2, 2021 (Nationwide)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Ace pilot Maverick aims to show the relevance of good old fashioned pilots in today's high-tech, drone-centric war environment.

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Who stars in Top Gun: Maverick: Cast List

... Pete Mitchell "Maverick"

"Mission: Impossible 7" , "Oblivion"  

... Iceman

"Paydirt" , "Red August"  

... Bradley 'Rooster' Bradshaw

"Only the Brave" , "Divergent"  

"Only the Brave" , "9"  

... Hangman

"Devotion" , "Misconduct"  

"Wild Mountain Thyme" , "Baby Driver"  

"Resistance" , "Apollo 13"  

... Phoenix


"The Strangers: Prey at Night" , "Them That Follow"  


... Payback

"Escape Room" , "Breaking Through"  

"The 24th"  

Who's making Top Gun: Maverick: Crew List

A look at the Top Gun: Maverick behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tony Scott last directed Unstoppable and The Taking of Pelham 123. The film's writer Christopher McQuarrie last wrote Mission: Impossible - Fallout and The Wolverine.



Jerry Bruckheimer
Tom Cruise

Production: What we know about Top Gun: Maverick?

Key Facts

  1. Miles Teller will play the son of the Goose character (from the original film, played by Anthony Edwards) and Maverick’s new protégé (Variety, 8/22/18).
  2. German composer Harold Faltermeyer, who created Top Gun's memorable synth score, will do the music (Hollywood Reporter, 6/6/18).
  3. Val Kilmer has said he’d like to return for the sequel in the role of Tom “Iceman” Kazanski (Variety, 6/30/17).
  4. Sequel to the 1986 film.

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2020: The film was in Completed status.
  2. November 2018: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. June 2018: The film was in Production status.
  4. May 2017: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. Tom Cruise confirms on Sunrise Australia, Top Gun 2 begins filming next year.

  6. January 2016: The film was in Development status.
  7. Seems to be coming together. Jerry Bruckheimer flew down to New Orleans to meet with Tom Cruise and talk about a possible plot line.

  8. September 2014: The film was in Development status.
  9. Justin Marks attached to write the script. Tom Cruise to possibly star.

  10. December 2013: The film was in Development status.
  11. Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer have revived the project.

  12. November 2012: The film was in Shutdown status.
  13. The New York Times reports that the sequel to Top Gun "has fallen apart." After the suicide of Tony Scott, who directed the first film, it appears the project has come to a halt.

  14. October 2010: The film was in Development status.

Top Gun: Maverick Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Top Gun: Maverick is coming out in 2021 on Friday, July 2, 2021 (Nationwide release). There is 1 other movie coming out on the same date, including Werewolves Within.

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