'Top Gun: Maverick' filming roars into San Diego in September

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 16:21:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — "Top Gun: Maverick" may not be hit theaters until 2020, but its stars could touch down in San Diego later this month.

Filming of the "Top Gun" sequel is scheduled to take place in San Diego beginning in late September and continuing through October, San Diego's Film Office confirmed to 10News.

No other details were given regarding where and when crews would be filming or which cast members would be in town.


But if prior reports are any indication, it could be a safe bet to expect Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado to be featured. TMZ reported in May that Cruise was in San Diego on the first day of filming, seen on video speeding down a landing strip on a motorcycle.

Perhaps the original film's locales may be featured once again as well. As many San Diegans know, Kansas City Barbeque, Oceanside, Bankers Hill, and Point Loma were all featured prominently in the movie.

In addition to Cruise, it remains to be seen whether Miles Teller, has been cast as the son of "Goose," or Val Kilmer, set to reprise his role as fellow pilot "Iceman," will be in San Diego. Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris have also been cast in the film.


The film was originally slated for a July 12, 2019, release but will instead be released June 26, 2020. The release delay was reportedly needed to allow for more flight training time.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is being directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also directed Cruise in the 2013 sci-fi flick "Oblivion." Cruise has promised the sequel will retain the same style and feel as the 1986 hit.