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Top Gun 2’s flight delayed for a year

By Steve Spears
Thursday 30 August 2018 06.55

Wave off, Maverick! Wave off! Top Gun 2: Maverick, originally scheduled for a July 2019 release, is going to need a little extra time to get airborne. Movieweb.com reports the the Top Gun sequel will be pushed 11 months for a June 2020 premiere.

Why? The studio says "extensive visual effects work and complicated flight scenes" are behind the delay. We figure all the tinkering to the cast – Jon Hamm and Ed Harris were just added – isn't helping either. Also, don't forget that Tom Cruise is also preoccupied these days promoting Mission: Impossible 6, so that probably also has caused extended breaks in shooting.

Movieweb also says Harold Faltermeyer is returning to compose music for the film; '80s soundtrack king Kenny Loggins was already on board for a remake of his Danger Zone anthem.

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