June 3 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise says the long-awaited sequel to Top Gun will be called Top Gun: Maverick.
"Stylistically, it is going to be the same. We're going to have the same score," Cruise told Access Hollywood in an on-camera interview. "Aviators are back. The need for speed. We're going to have big, fast machines. ... It's going to be a competition film like the first one and it is going to be in the same vein, the same tone as the first one, but a progression for [my character] Maverick. It's not going to be called Top Gun 2. It's called Top Gun: Maverick. I didn't want a number."
Cruise is currently on the promotion trail for his new film The Mummy.