'Top Gun 2' in the works with role for Tom Cruise
October 15th, 2010
12:40 PM ET

'Top Gun 2' in the works with role for Tom Cruise

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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  1. wallbase

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    July 13, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mark

    Rear Admiral Pete "Viper" Pettigrew
    You've got to have him in some role.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jerald Lacy

    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...

    March 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Douglas

      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.

      May 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tom Cruise Jacket

    Tom Cruise Jacket

    Quite informative.I like your Content about tom

    March 1, 2012 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tom Cruise Jacket

    Quite informative.I like your Content about tom

    March 1, 2012 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. rjg

    Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnel, Wanda Sykes, Ellen DeGeneris and Oprah

    November 18, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. cringle

    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.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. J


    November 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. khocolatemoose

    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?

    Feel free to join the conversation about action films at http://khocolatemoose.wordpress.com/

    I'd love to hear what you have to say, and often.


    October 19, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. JC

    They can base it on don't ask and don't tell. Tom can come out of the closet ....

    October 18, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. hollyinsd

    Yay Brian! How about Tom finally coming out and helping to stop bullying! ((Does anyone use spell-check anymore?))

    October 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mel

    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.

    October 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Frank


    October 16, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. the_dude

    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....

    October 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Garland

    Ohhhhh.....PRE Quel!!!!!
    Mavs dad and Tom Skerritt as Viper during in Vietnam.
    wait...sounds like Bat 21

    October 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Brian

    Just more proof that original stories aren't getting developed by studios that believe sequels to be sure money. Non creative greed.

    October 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. JC

    They could write the script around the don't ask, don't tell issue. Tom could finally come out of the closet!

    October 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. chris

    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.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. portalpunk

    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.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  20. vjosborne

    and use real enemy aircraft rather than black gloss painted F5-E with a star on the tail.

    October 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  21. SCott

    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.

    October 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      No the worst idea would be a sequel to "Risky Business" Joel is 45 still living with his parents...

      October 15, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mr.Speed

    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.

    October 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Cieth

    @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."

    October 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • IamDangerous

      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".

      October 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cieth

      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.

      October 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  24. The Dude

    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.

    October 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  25. MontanaDi

    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.

    October 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cade

      One question, and be honest, did you see all of the MI's so far?

      October 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cade

      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.

      October 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  26. chris

    Stupid is as Stupid does... and this is really Stupid

    October 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  27. spw

    It worked for The Color of Money (sequel of The Hustler) but I agree I am not sure this works for this ...

    October 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  28. msz

    Justin Bieber and Betty White

    October 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Abbye

    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!

    October 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |

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