Tom Cruise revealed in a video message at this yesterday’s Hollywood in Vienna concert that Hans Zimmer will be scoring the upcoming action drama Top Gun: Maverick. has confirmed that the composer will be collaborating with Harold Faltermeyer who composed the music for Tony Scott’s 1986 original film. Cruise has previously mentioned that Faltermeyer’s music will be featured in the sequel. Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron Legacy) and stars Cruise, alongside Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez and Monica Barbaro. Peter Craig (The Town), Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) and Eric Warren Singer (American Gustle) wrote the screenplay. Cruise is also producing the project with Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Armageddon) and David Ellison (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation). Zimmer has previously scored the Cruise-produced Mission: Impossible II and The Last Samurai, as well as numerous movies produced by Bruckheimer, including the Cruise-starring Days of Thunder. The sequel is set to be released on June 26, 2020 by Paramount Pictures.

As previously reported, Zimmer’s other upcoming projects include Wonder Woman 1984, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Disney’s The Lion King remake. The composer also scored Steve McQueen’s Widows, which will be released in theaters next month.


  2. Sad Days says:

    My user name speaks everything.

    • Tor says:

      So, what, you were hoping for a John Williams score to this movie? I’m no huge fan of (current) Zimmer, but let’s be realistic. He and Faltermeyer go with this kind of movie like chocolate goes with peanut butter.

      • Andy Mcclure says:

        Completely agree

      • Sad Days says:

        Well, he said that his favorite score is the original BR, and it turned out… Plus, I am no fan to Cruise.

  3. DB says:

    Daft punk must have passed on this

  4. It is a surprise and good news for film music fans.

  5. Michael says:

    Interest to see Lorne Balfe is now involved .

    ““He’s the fastest man alive,” says the control booth technician as Maverick pushes toward Mach 9. The whole room is in awe as Lorne Balfe’s heavenly symphonic music plays.”

    • Oliver says:

      I think the author of the review article you wrote about, make a mistake and confused it with Mission Impossible, which was also shown in this panel. Actually Lorne Balfe had nothing to do with “Top Gun”.

  6. Andreas says:

    So is the soundtrack for Top Gun by Harold Faltermeyer, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe .

  7. Moe says:

    Lorne Balfe seems to be the most In demand composer at the moment.