According to Tom Cruise, Top Gun 2 is “definitely happening”! Are you as excited as us?
You should be because the actor confirmed that filming for Top Gun 2 will “probably begin in the next year”.
During an interview on Australian breakfast show, Sunrise, Cruise said: “It’s true. It’s true. I’m going to start filming it probably in the next year. I know. It’s happening. It is definitely happening … you’re the first people that I’ve said this to.”
So Cruise is set to reprise his role as Maverick, the hotshot fighter pilot with a reckless attitude and cocky demeanour.
The actor is on a promotional tour for his upcoming film The Mummy which is due for release in the UK on 9 June. It is the first of Universal’s “Dark Universe” film franchise but Cruise couldn’t help but spill his other news.
Excitement over the possibility of a Top Gun sequel started in January 2016 when producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted a photo of himself with Cruise. The producer called Cruise his “old friend” and said the two had discussed “a little Top Gun 2“.
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Fans were quick to show their excitement with one user stating “#TopGun is one of my favourite movies of all time. I cant wait to see #TopGun2”. Another said “Amazing” while another added: “About time!”.
Others took the opportunity to share their favourite quotes from the film including “I feel the need, the need for speed”.
Yet more hints about the film were dropped in April this year. Val Kilmer, who starred in the original film with Cruise and Kelly McGillis, took part in an “Ask me anything” on Reddit. A Reddit user asked if he would be doing Top Gun 2 and he replied “Hell yes and what a hoot it will be”. Kilmer played Iceman in the original film. He and Maverick have polar personalities but they eventually form a strong friendship and alliance despite their differences.
Top Gun was released on 1986 and was an instant hit. It grossed £275 million following its release. It is an action romance film that follows a squad of fighter pilots. The film has become a cult classic and no doubt the sequel will be heavily anticipated by long-standing fans of the original.