In very unsurprising news, it’s been reported that Christopher McQuarrie is worked on the script for the Top Gun sequel, re-teaming him with favourite collaborator Tom Cruise.
The duo first worked together on Valkyrie, before McQuarrie wrote and directed the Cruise-led Jack Reacher, before their collaboration reached new heights on the most recent three Mission: Impossible films, the latter two McQuarrie also directed.
Cruise revealed the news in a recent interview with Empire. McQuarrie is strictly on board for script work, with the “heavy lifting” on the script already done, so most of his work will just be a lot of tweaking, not dissimilar to his small work on Edge Of Tomorrow and The Mummy.
Top Gun: Maverick‘s other credited screenwriters are Peter Craig (12 Strong), Justin Marks (Counterpoint), and Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle), while the film is being directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also has history working with Cruise, having directed the sci-fi film Oblivion.
The film includes as cast of a returning Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Glen Powell. Production is currently underway. Top Gun: Maverick was originally scheduled to hit cinemas in July 2019, but will now arrive instead on June 26, 2020.