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'Top Gun: Maverick' Just Scored An Official Release Date
Strap in, folks: Things are kicking into overdrive with the much-anticipated sequel to 1986 Navy fighter pilot classic 'Top Gun.'
A steady trickle of new details over the last few months has transformed the prospect of a sequel from Hollywood pipedream to cinematic certainty. In May, Tom Cruise revealed that Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell would return for a new adventure decades after the original film. In June, Cruise revealed that Jerry Bruckheimer and Joseph Kosinski were reportedly on board guide the project.
But now, things are getting officially official: Entertainment Weekly reports that 'Top Gun: Maverick' will blast across silver screens across America on July 12, 2019.
One the one hand, sweet! Firming up a release date and a commitment from director Kosinski helps solidify expectations that the project won't just die in development.
On the other hand, two years is a long time to wait for some sweet, sweet inverted action, especially in a world where an all-out conflict in the skies above war-torn Syria feels almost inevitable. Cruise may go after Syrian Su-22 fighter-bombers during filming, but the outside world may have moved on to downing Maverick's favorite targets in Russian jets upon its release.
Time will tell how Bruckheimer and Kosinski will end up shaping the sequel's script. In the meantime, we'll hold onto that lovin' feeling:
It has been a deadly year for Green Berets, with every active-duty Special Forces Group losing a valued soldier in Afghanistan or Syria.
A total of 12 members of the Army special operations forces community have died in 2019, according to U.S. Army Special Operations Command. All but one of those soldiers were killed in combat.
In Afghanistan, Army special operators account for 10 of the 17 U.S. troops killed so far this year. Eight of the fallen were Green Berets. Of the other two soldiers, one was attached to the 10th Special Forces Group and the other was a Ranger.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday, as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the heads of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee and one of it subcommittees said that while initial reports indicated that only one U.S. military crew had stayed at President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort southeast of Glasgow, the Pentagon had now turned over data indicating "more than three dozen separate stays" since Trump moved into the White House.
QUANTICO, Va. -- Marines who spend much of their day lifting hefty ammunition or moving pallets full of gear could soon get a helping hand.
The Marine Corps is close to signing a deal to test an exoskeleton prototype that can help a single person move as much as several leathernecks combined.
The Air Force is working on a ‘flying car’ to replace the V-22 Osprey — and it could take flight sooner than you think
'Agility Prime' sounds like a revolutionary new video streaming service, or a parkour-themed workout regimen, or Transformers-inspired niche porno venture.
But no, it's the name of the Air Force's nascent effort to replace the V-22 Osprey with a militarized flying car — and it's set to take off sooner than you think.
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