“What does the need for speed feel like in 2019?
“In a surprise appearance, Tom Cruise took the stage at Paramount Pictures’ Thursday morning Comic-Con panel to introduce footage from Top Gun: Maverick, his long-awaited follow-up to Top Gun.
“Regularly cited along with Jaws and Star Wars as one of the films that terraformed Hollywood into a blockbuster factory, the original Top Gun was a high-octane aerial drama that channeled Cruise’s stunt obsessions directly on screen.
“While a Top Gun 2 floated in Development Hell after director Tony Scott passed in 2012, Cruise handpicked Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) to punch the sequel to mach 5.
“With a 2020 release date locked and loaded, a flight many doubted would ever happen will finally take off.”
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