Miles Teller joins Top Gun sequel as Goose’s son
Following the news last week that Miles Teller, Nicholas Hoult, and Glen Powell were the frontrunners to co-star alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2, Variety is reporting that Teller (Only the Brave, Whiplash) has been cast to play the coveted role of Goose’s adult son.
Those who have seen Top Gun remember Goose as being best friends and wingman to Tom Cruise’s Maverick who dies in an accident. His young son has now grown up in the second installment, and Teller will be starring alongside Cruise and Val Kilmer in the sequel.
Top Gun 2 is said to be set in a world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting.
Joseph Kosinski, who previously directed Cruise in Oblivion, will helm the sequel, with Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer penning the script. Although the title Top Gun: Maverick floated around briefly, the film is currently without an official title.
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.
The original 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.”
Paramount Pictures has set the Top Gun sequel release date for July 12, 2019.
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