'Top Gun 2' goes with 'Town' scribe
March 1st, 2012
11:30 AM ET

'Top Gun 2' goes with 'Town' scribe

The reported "Top Gun 2" movie looks to be a little closer to becoming a reality: Variety reports that "The Town" writer Peter Craig has been hired to work out the script.

As fans of "The Town," if not fans of sequels to classic '80s films, this feels like good news. Variety adds that Jerry Bruckheimer will serve as producer along with David Ellison's Skydance Productions, and that director Tony Scott and star Tom Cruise are expected to take part in the sequel as well.

Reports surfaced in 2010 that Paramount was looking to continue the blockbuster 1986 picture, and Cruise told MTV last December that they were indeed "working on it," although he noted at the time that he didn't think screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie was going to pen the sequel.

Nonetheless, Cruise was hopeful that they'd be able to find a way to get the project off the ground.

"I hope we can figure this out to go do it again," he said at the time. "If we can find a story that we all want to do, we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way we shot 'Top Gun.'"

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  1. Rick

    What will ruin it is CGI. That is what made the movie and camera shots so awesome in the orginal movie. NO CGI. It looked much better! Please don't make it into the movie stealth? that was a crappy ass fake movie.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scott

    Top Gun was an abomination from the perspective of Naval aviation (any aviation, really), despite what the movie did for enlistment. The tech details and fighting skills were wildly off the mark, with the exception that the F14A really was subject to compressor stalls. The acting was horrible. The music, excepting Berlin, wasn't all together terrible, but I'm a Loggins fan. Let's hope we can think of something better to do than bloody Top Gun 2... heck, anything... what about Big Trouble in Little China 2?

    March 6, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |


    March 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. M

    that's why the short haircut again...

    March 5, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. Floyd from Illinois

    Get this – Maverick is now the commander of Top Gun, teaching young kids the fine art of dogfighting, and it's HIS kid, Pete Mitchell III, who is Iceman, the cool, relentless stalker of a pilot, always embroiled in personality conflict with some hotshot, rule-bending punk played by Andy Garcia, who ultimately winds up as the Don after throwing Maverick down the ventilator shaft.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Brian

    For this to work, I say use as many of the original actors as they can find, but use special effects to make 'em all look like they're in their 20s again. Then shoot the movie as if it's 1989. And get Kenny Loggins and Berlin to score the soundtrack. Highway to the Danger Zone, baby! That would take my breath away.

    March 4, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • T

      The CGI people would be working SERIOUS overtime to make them look twenty-something good. (LOL).

      March 5, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff

    I assume it will be a similar movie with the old main characters as the instructors, and new kids

    March 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bob

    I wonder if they will reprise the role of "Iceman" with an overweight Val Kilmar (or better yet, as the Sherpa in 'Entourage season 1 ep 5), a dried-up rendition of Tom Skerrit's "Viper" character and "Charlie", now back as an AARP advocate with breasts like flap-jacks. Maybe "Wolfman" and "Hollywood" will be married with 2 adopted kids, and we will learn "Goose" had a son...who's just like "Maverick" was!! (queue creepy music).

    All that aside, I'm intrigued.

    March 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Billy

    Goose returns for the win!

    March 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. T

    Sequel ?
    Hmmm.... let's see.. Maverick would be either a full Commander or Captain by now as is Iceman if he hasn't left the service. Goose is still dead, Meg Ryan's character, Carole and her kid would be long gone and Maverick's instructors, Jester and Viper would be long retired to the beach. And for Charlotte, Kelly McGillis's character would be....probably married someone else or something.
    So, what is the plot ? Maverick getting into a fighter plane at his age in Afghanistan or Iraq, leading Goose's kid who became an aviator ? Yawn. Bad idea.

    March 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DunderK

    Oh..stop it! I think it would be just wonderful to see the two old and fat Goose and Maveric sitting around at the boneyard with their old, scrapped F-14, drinking beer, talking about the good old times. All while trying to figure out how to find someplace else to live... Kickass movie!!

    March 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Waffle Hats

    This can only end in tears... It's been too long to do a sequel. Plus he's a scientologist nutjob.

    March 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ian MacKinnon

    'Top Gun 2' began as a secret project in the administration of George W. Bush. See

    March 2, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. Rachel

    Now that Kelly McGinnis is... um ... out of the closet, do you think she'd even think about taking on that part again, opposite Tom Cruise? First, she'd have to wear a wig instead of carting around that butch haircut and, secondly, she'd have to be convincingly comfortable playing Tom Cruise's lover.

    Not sure it would fly ... for any of us.

    March 2, 2012 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. Maverick

    Hey Slider... :::snifffff::: ... you stink.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Tom Cruise

    It will feature spacecraft that look like DC-8 without engines and carry hydrogen bombs led by Xenu, leader of the Galactic Confederacy. Your thetas will be happy for 36 days for watching this in three-D!!!

    March 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Goose

    They shouldn't have killed me off!!! And they should replace Meg Ryan with Meg Fox, ya know!!!! SON

    March 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Val Kilmer

    Tom Cruise sux. Good thing the don't ask don't tell policy doesn't apply to movies. The sequel will only be good if they have the ice man. (Chomps teeth)

    March 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • moribundman

      The Iceman doesn't fit in a fighter jet any longer, only in the cargo room of a C-130.

      March 5, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  19. lol

    I see tom cruise has alots of fans!lmao

    March 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |

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