Tom Cruise hit an Australian morning show where he confirmed a Top Gun sequel
Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible) paid a visit to the Australian morning show Sunrise where he confirmed a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun (via Yahoo). When the host said, “Top Gun 2, please say it’s true,” he responded, “It’s true. I’m going to start filming it, probably in the next year.” Cruise is currently doing a press tour for his upcoming film for Universal Pictures, The Mummy.
A follow-up to Tony Scott’s 1986 hit has been in the works for quite some time with Tom Cruise interested in reprising his role as United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer previously outlined that the film will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming a thing of the past.
Top Gun celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and it was one of the films that made Tom Cruise a household name. Back in 2016, producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted a picture of himself and Cruise with the caption, “Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend
@TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2.” Just three days ago, he followed it up with the following post: “In Paris for #PiratesoftheCaribbean press and stopped by the MI:6 set to see TC on the 31st anniversary of Top Gun opening day.” This is the first confirmation for the film.
Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott and also starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take My Breath Away” performed by Berlin. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
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