Top Gun 2 Is Happening!

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

The Martian Official Trailer

This just made my Monday so much better – Fox has released the first real trailer of Ridley Scott‘s The Martian.

Based on the best selling novel by Andy Weir, The Martian stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who is stranded on Mars after he is presumed dead by his crew after a huge dust storm.  As he struggles to survive, he must find a way to signal to Earth to let him know he is alive. NASA and a team of scientists work on a plan to rescue “the martian”.

The star studded cast also includes Jessica ChastainKate MaraMichael PeñaSebastian Stan, and Aksel Hennie as the crew. Sean Bean,Mackenzie DavisDonald GloverKristen WiigChiwetel EjioforJeff Daniels play some of those helping the effort from Earth.