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Tom Cruise Is Very Pleased With The New ‘Top Gun’ Sequel’s Name
On May 23, Tom Cruise revealed during an interview that the 1986 cult classic "Top Gun" would finally getting a sequel more three decades later. When he was asked about the title over this past weekend, however, Cruise responded, “It's classified. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.”
Just kidding. On June 2, Cruise told Access Hollywood the sequel is currently entitled "Top Gun: Maverick."
We can assume the movie will largely be about Cruise’s character who goes by the same moniker. But apparently his movie foil Iceman, played by Val Kilmer, had an alternative title suggestion almost four years ago:
I've got a great title for the TOP GUN SEQUEL:
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) April 24, 2013
Cruise did suggest the movie will be “a competition film… but a progression for Maverick,” which leaves space for Iceman to return for some high-flying, totally inverted action. But at this time, there aren’t any signs as to which actors, aside from Cruise, will reprise their roles.
In fact, we don’t really know much about the project, which starts filming in 2018. The original flick was directed by the late Tony Scott, but Jerry Bruckheimer will step in to produce the sequel, and Joseph Kosinski is reportedly the top choice to direct the film, according to Empire.
Whatever happens, we’ll be waiting excitedly for the movie’s release. We’ve never lost that loving feeling for "Top Gun."
Two Air Force pararescue Airmen were awarded the Silver Star Medal on Friday for saving dozens of lives during separate Afghan battles in 2018 and 2019.
Tech Sgt. Gavin Fisher and Staff Sgt. Daniel Swensen both received the third highest military award for their bravery. Fisher also received the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government covertly moved to expel two officials from the Chinese embassy earlier this year, after they drove onto a military base, the New York Times reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
The newspaper reported on Sunday that one of the two Chinese officials is believed to be an intelligence officer operating under diplomatic cover.
The Chinese officials breached security at a base in Virginia this fall, and only stopped driving after fire trucks were used to block their path, the Times said.
Trump set to announce he's withdrawing 4,000 troops from Afghanistan amid troubled peace talks with Taliban
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
President Donald Trump is set to announce the withdrawal of roughly 4,000 US troops from Afghanistan as early as next week, NBC News reported on Saturday based on conversations with three current and former officials.
This would come as the US is engaged in ongoing, troubled peace talks with the Taliban. The talks resumed in early December after Trump abruptly scrapped negotiations with the Taliban in September, only to be paused again this week after an attack near Bagram Airfield on Wednesday.
Thomas Hoke can still recall the weather in December 1944, and the long days that followed.
The battle started on Dec. 16, but his company arrived Dec. 27 and would stay there until the battle's end, nearly a month later. By the time he arrived, snow had blanketed Germany in what was one of the biggest storms the country had seen in years.
"It was 20 below and a heavy fog encompassed the whole area," Hoke, 96, recalled from his Emmitsburg home.
The fog was to Germany's advantage because Allied aircraft were grounded, including recognizance flights, allowing the Nazis to slip in.
West Point is investigating a hand gesture made by several cadets and midshipmen during an ESPN pre-game broadcast at the Army-Navy game Saturday after clips of the signals went viral because of their association with white power.
"West Point is looking into the matter," a spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "At this time we do not know the intent of the cadets."