Notify Kenny Loggins and get the volleyball nets ready: The Tom Cruise-starring Top Gun sequel, Maverick, has received a release date from Paramount. According to Variety, Cruise will return to the danger zone on July 12, 2019, a scant 33 years after he hopped in the cockpit for the original.
Looking at the prospective 2019 film release calendar, Maverick doesn’t have any other movies to directly dogfight with on that date (yet). That being said, it will be running in the afterburner of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel (scheduled for July 5), with Disney’s Lion King (July 19) hot on its tail. Meanwhile, Maverick is still looking for a director to keep its head focused and flying straight; reportedly, Cruise’s old Oblivion director, Joseph Kosinski, is at the top of that list.