News broke over the weekend that Top Gun 2 is officially happening and to top it off, Tom Cruise may be reprising his role as Maverick!
On Saturday, Skydance CEO David Ellison said “Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now…He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today.”
He continued: “It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters. It’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today.”
Ellison chose to break the news during a Terminator Genisys press junket in Berlin. At the junket, he even hinted at Cruise’s huge return. “There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie, and there is no Top Gun without Maverick,” he said. “And it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick.”
Cruise, now 51, starred in the Tony Scott-directed film about a Navy fighter in 1986. The movie is responsible for launching the actor’s career and also starred Val Kilmer (Iceman), Kelly McGillis (Charlie), Anthony Edwards (Goose), and Tom Skerritt (Viper).
Source: US Weekly