Strap yourselves up for a ride on the runway again as Tom Cruise’s Maverick is set to return. Tom Cruise has confirmed rumours that a sequel to 1986 classic Top Gun is in the works, with filming to begin “probably in the next year”.
Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors on the Australian morning news show “Sunrise.”
The actor said filming will likely begin within the next year. He added, “It’s definitely happening.”
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017
The first “Top Gun,” from 1986, stars Mr. Cruise as Maverick, a cocky Navy pilot who heads to flight school and falls for Charlotte Blackwood, known as Charlie, an instructor who is also an astrophysicist.
Top Gun 2 has been in development for three decades, and finally got some altitude in 2012. But director Tony Scott died by suicide that summer, and the sequel was hangared again until 2014 and 2015, when producer Jerry Bruckheimer hired a screenwriter and David Ellison’s Skydance came on to produce.
— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 26, 2016
People are so much excited about it and here are some from twitter:
— Alec Simmons (@alecsimmons1) May 23, 2017
— Melanie D (@MsMel13) May 23, 2017
Many went on to predict the story of the sequel:
Top Gun 2: Maverick flying a drone. Go see 80s movie The Color of Money, Cruise's character talks about future war done by remote control.
— That Greek Guy! (@DesignGreek) May 24, 2017
Here is the trailer of Top Gun: