Top Gun 2: Sequel In The Works
Top Gun 2: Repaving the Highway to the Danger Zone
Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott have been approached by Paramount Studios to create a Top Gun sequel. This is not a joke. Top Gun 2.
25 years have passed since we saw Maverick, Goose and Iceman playing volleyball in slow motion: the US Air Force is mostly in the business of dropping bombs with drones: dogfights are just not a reality anymore.
Will Tom Cruise Appear in Top Gun 2?
Apparently Tom Cruise will make a small appearance in Top Gun 2, but his mouth will not be writing checks his body can't cash. Christopher McQuarrie, who penned The Usual Suspects, was approached to write the script.
While the deal could fall apart at any time, you can't really ask for more momentum than this. Major studio plus Jerry Bruckheimer plus Tom Cruise equals green light.
But we’re told by a source close to the project that McQuarrie — who is friendly with Cruise — has found a way to incorporate Maverick, and what’s more, we hear that Cruise has agreed to take a smaller role in the film, provided it’s not too “obvious” a part, i.e. Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell as grizzled Top Gun flight instructor.
Why now, though? It all comes down to a man named David Ellison. Son of billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison, David was inspired by Top Gun to become a pilot. He later opened his own film company, which produced Fly Boys. So we have a really rich guy who likes air combat, moviemaking and Tom Cruise:
Just this August, Ellison the Younger left his Skydance offices (located at Santa Monica Municipal Airport, where Ellison still keeps several small aircraft), swung by JPMorganChase, and raised $350 million to co-finance much of Paramount’s slate of films — the first of which will be … wait for it … Mission: Impossible 4, starring Tom Cruise.
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