Paramount has announced July 12, 2019 as the release date for “Top Gun: Maverick,” starring Tom Cruise. Joseph Kosinski, who worked with Cruise on “Oblivion,” will direct, and Jerry Bruckheimer will return to produce the sequel to “Top Gun.” The sequel will take on the modern-day technology of drones, and how Cruise’s character must deal with the rise of that technology, which is putting his style of jet fighter in the obsolete category. Cruise maintains that the project will have the same tone as the first film, including using the same score. The film had been put on hold after the death of director Tony Scott, who was the original director of the first “Top Gun” movie.
If you’ve seen Top Gun already — and if you haven’t any spoiler warning we’d give you for the 30+ year old movie would go here — the hero Maverick (Tom Cruise) experiences a huge loss when his best pal and flying buddy Goose (Edwards) is killed during a training accident when Maverick and Goose are forced to eject the plane and Goose hits his head. So, Goose is very much dead, but Anthony Edwards still thinks that “Ghost Goose” is a prime idea for Top Gun 2. Here’s his (joke of an) idea: