Is Tom Cruise getting ready for another ride into the danger zone? It sounds like it could happen. According to New York Magazine's Vulture, "Top Gun 2" is in the works and the superstar has agreed to appear in the sequel.
Vulture reports that Paramount Pictures has pursued "Top Gun" producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott to film a follow up to their hit 1986 flick about Naval aviators.
Oscar-winning screenwriter (and Cruise pal) Christopher McQuarrie has been tapped to pen the script, which would feature Cruise's Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in a small and not-too-obvious role. In other words, Vulture reports, don't expect to see Maverick as a "grizzled Top Gun flight instructor."
The high-flying original film – which also starred Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan - grossed $353 million and helped Cruise soar onto Hollywood's A-List. As of yet, no actors are currently attached to the sequel.
Which stars would you like to see in "Top Gun 2"?
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Rear Admiral Pete "Viper" Pettigrew
You've got to have him in some role.
Me... Considering that I am a actual graduate from both the US Naval Strike Fighters Tactics Instructor program(SFTI) which we now call TOP GUN.. and Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific(SFWSPAC) the producers need to look at active duty and former naval aviators(like me) to be extras to the celebrity cast...
I would love to meet you and just hear the stories that you have done. My dream is to go up in a jet plane and just experince the thrill.
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The dogfight in Top Gun was over a US ship that strayed into hostile waters. That simple. That said, Gun 2 could easily contrive some situation with North Korea.
The original was fun, but it was made during a different time for films. Today, the studio will utilize CGI and make the movie look so fake you'll inadvertently laugh, which means no one will take this movie seriously. Also, how can you have Top Gun 2 with limited Maverick? That's about as good as making a Jason Bourne film with no Jason Bourne. Oh, I forgot, they're doing that too. What's this world coming to?
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I'd love to hear what you have to say, and often.
They can base it on don't ask and don't tell. Tom can come out of the closet ....
Yay Brian! How about Tom finally coming out and helping to stop bullying! ((Does anyone use spell-check anymore?))
How about 'Vanilla Sky 2'? I'm curious to see that future world David Aames (Tom Cruise) opened his eyes to in the last frame of the original movie.
Looks like an alcoholic there. IS BEING A CLOSETED MENTALLY UNSTABLE QUEEN BRINGING YOU DOWN, THOMAS CRUISE MAPOTHER IV? HMM?
Well a friend of mine works in the industry and he tells me that tom cruz will indeed play the same role he played 24 years ago in top gun. His charecter was run out of the military after it was discovered he is gay and now maverick is a champion of gay causes and tries to convince other aviators to be openly gay like him. Just sayin....
Mavs dad and Tom Skerritt as Viper during in Vietnam.
wait...sounds like Bat 21
Just more proof that original stories aren't getting developed by studios that believe sequels to be sure money. Non creative greed.
They could write the script around the don't ask, don't tell issue. Tom could finally come out of the closet!
A Few Good Men
While they are at it… They should make "Sleepless in Seattle 2" Now they are sleepless because they hate each other now… That would be better than this stupid movie they are about to make….
For God Sake Let good movies die.. Every freaking move does not need a sequel.
Iceman: You two really are cowboys.
Maverick: What's your problem, Kazanski?
Iceman: You're everyone's problem. That's because every time you go up in the air, you're unsafe. I don't like you because you're dangerous.
Maverick: That's right! Ice... man. I am dangerous.
and use real enemy aircraft rather than black gloss painted F5-E with a star on the tail.
Well..................Tom Cruise officially jumps the shark. This has got to be the worst effin idea ever. I truly hope it fails miserably. Hollywood......will you PLEASE get new ideas instead of recycled ones.
No the worst idea would be a sequel to "Risky Business" Joel is 45 still living with his parents...
Being that "Top Gun" came out in 1986, It would be AWESOME to have Maverick back as a flight instructor to go up against another young hot shot pilot like himself... However, there isn't a young actor out there currently who could pull this movie off.
As far as an "arch nemesis" for the NAVY pilots this time around – Hollywierd could center it around N.Korea and their CRAZY antics of late.
Just a thought.
@The Dude –
An the F-14 has been retired and destroyed. I miss that airplane more than anything else in the origianal movie. In the words of Vince Vaugh, that F/A-18 "is gay."
F-14's were retired though not destroyed...many other countries still fly them (where do you think all of our used military toys go?) and how about F-22 Raptor instead? Definitely not "gay".
All of our functional F-14s were destroyed to keep the parts from getting into the hands of Iran – the only other country that has/had them. There are still a few on display around the country, but they aren't flyable and don't have any of the electronics and such that Iran would need.
The F-22 is awesome, but it isn't Navy. Not carrier-launchable.
I think it would work better with "MAV" as a flight instructor.
But overall its a VERY BAD IDEA!!!! We had russians to fight against, and Al-Qeada doesn't have an Air Force.
Iceman (val kilmer) got Fat
Slider was a punk
Kelly MGillis (Charlie) is a Lesbian
Meg Ryan's Character didnt matter
Goose (Anthony Edwards) Died
Hollywood & Wolfman both sucked
PLEASE GOD DONT LET THEM MAKE THIS MOVIE. Why dont you guys remake something else like Baretta or The Banana Splits instead. Try creating New Quality Movies & shows instead of remakes that suck.
How Pathetic!! Kelly McGillis, Meg Ryan, Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer have all moved on with their lives a quarter of a century later. But Mr. One-Trick-Pony, "Mission Impossible: ad nauseam", can't do anything more original than remake another jock movie. (Although I did enjoy the original.) Very sad watching someone try to resurrect a failing career so poorly. But then he's never been known for thinking skills.
One question, and be honest, did you see all of the MI's so far?
And, come on, that comment is sad. One-Trick-Pony? You are bold enough to make a comment like that, but apparently have not been to the movies since Top Gun. Go to IMDB, do some research. This comment is meant to be rhetorical but you will most likely feel the need to respond in some highly intelligent way.
Stupid is as Stupid does... and this is really Stupid
It worked for The Color of Money (sequel of The Hustler) but I agree I am not sure this works for this ...
Justin Bieber and Betty White
Now THAT'S FUNNY!
NONE! There is a statue of limitations on making sequels and 24 years later...well that exceeds it....BAD IDEA..WE DON'T NEED A SEQUEL!
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