Veteran score legend Hans Zimmer has landed in the ‘danger zone’ to help compose the score for the Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’.

Zimmer, who has previously worked on Tom Cruise movies such as Rain Man, Days of Thunder and Mission: Impossible II will be joining the original Top Gun score creator Harold Faltermeyer.

The follow up to Tony Scott’s 1986 action outing will see Cruise return as Maverick, who has never lost that loving feeling for his need for speed, is set to return as a flight instructor to a whole host of young Geese, Icemen and Mavericks wanting to follow in his almighty flight footsteps. Iceman, in the original, was a very worthy rival of Maverick ’s with his death-defying stunts through the air. No further plot details have as yet unsurfaced.

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Joseph Kosinski, who reunites with Cruise after working together on in sci-fi thriller Oblivion, is directing the movie. Val Kilmer will also reprise his original role as Maverick’s rival pilot Iceman.

Also joining the cast are Miles Teller will be playing the role of Goose’s son, Leave No Trace’s Thomasin Mackenzie – she will pay the daughter of Jennifer Connelly’s character. The Good Cop’s Monica Barbaro and Danny Ramirez as hot-shot pilots at Cruise school. Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Lewis Pullman are also on board in undisclosed roles.

Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer have written the script for the sequel which is slated for release on June 26th 2020.