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Tom Cruise announces title of "Top Gun" sequel

The long-awaited "Top Gun" sequel officially has a title. 

Tom Cruise revealed the name for the new project, which will be released as "Top Gun: Maverick," he told Access Hollywood while promoting his latest film, "The Mummy."

It's not going to be called 'Top Gun 2,' it's going to be called 'Top Gun: Maverick,'" Cruise revealed. "I didn't want a number. You don't want a number. You don't need a number." 

Cruise divulged the title during an interview with Access Hollywood for his new film, "The Mummy."

"We're going to have the same tone that we had for the first one. Stylistically, it's going to be the same," he said. "It's going to be a competition film like the first one, and it's going to be in the same vein, the same tone as the first one. So a progression for Maverick."

"Top Gun: Maverick" is currently in pre-production and does not yet have a release date. 

Exclusive: Tom Cruise Reveals The Title For The 'Top Gun' Sequel! by Access Hollywood on YouTube
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