Top Gun: Maverick delayed until 2020
Long-awaited Top Gun sequel Top Gun: Maverick has been delayed by a year.
Top Gun was released in 1986 and starred Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis and told the story of a group of students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school, who compete to be best in the class.
Joseph Kosinski, best known for directing Tron: Legacy, takes charge of the sequel, which will reportedly be set in a world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters and will explore the end of an era of dogfighting, a key feature of the original film. Production is now underway.
The sequel had been due in cinemas on July 12th in 2019, but has now been put back to June 26th in 2020.
Kilmer and Cruise are both returning to star with Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris joining the cast.
German composer Harold Faltermeyer, who created the much-loved synth score of Top Gun, has also confirmed that he will be returning to the production.