Top Gun wouldn’t be the classic film it is today without the iconic songs that came out of the Tom Cruise-led film. So it’s joyful news to hear that one of the original songs, Danger Zone, is set to be revamped by Kenny Loggins for the sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
In a recent chat with TMZ, the original songwriter, Loggins, revealed he had already had a conversation with Cruise as to whether the song could be used again for the follow-up.
“I met Tom Cruise on [The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon], and I asked him that question,” Loggins said, talking about doing a new Danger Zone song. “He said, ‘Of course, we have to use Danger Zone.”
“So I’m hoping to do it, maybe as a duet with a young act. I’d love to work with, well, there’s young and then there’s young. We have some feelers out to some pretty cool rock acts.”
Danger Zone became a major hit for Loggin’s after the success of the film back in 1986. In fact, the whole soundtrack had major success becoming the best selling soundtrack of 1986 and one of the best selling of all time.
Not familiar with the song? You can take a step back to the 80’s with the video below which is made up with clips from the film.
Yesterday, we reported that Val Kilmer is set to reprise his role of Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, Maverick’s (Cruise) number 1 rival, in the new film.
Oblivion and Tron’s Joseph Kosinski takes the helm of the sharpshooters of the skies, he will direct from a script by Eric Warren Singer, Peter Craig and Justin Marks.
The film will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Jerry Bruckheimer Films and David Ellison for Skydance. Cruise also serves as a producer. It has a scheduled release date of July 12, 2019.