After more than 30 years, Top Gun fans everywhere were looking forward to the release of the second part in 2019. Unfortunately, that they will have to wait a little longer than expected to see Tom Cruise playing Pete "Maverick" Mitchell  again.

Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in Top Gun.

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The release of the Top Gun sequel has been postponed

The film was originally set to be released on 12th July 2019, but the release date has been moved forward to June 26th 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Training for the sequel's action-packed stunts is taking a lot longer than first expected, although production started in May of 2018 already, as Tom Cruise announced on Twitter (see image below).

Top Gun: Maverick cast is already confirmed

The action movies' cast has already been announced. Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer (58), will be joined by a number of other excellent actors who did not star in the original film, including Jay Ellis (36), Danny Ramirez (20), Monica Barbaro (28) and Jennifer Connelly (47).

Whiplash star Miles Teller (31) will also be starring in the Top Gun sequel. We have to admit we were disappointed when we heard the news that the release date was going to be postponed, but we're sure that it'll be worth waiting another year for a film that looks set to be as good as, if not better than, the orginal!