Now that Tom Cruise has confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening, and will probably start filming next year, I look back at the 1986 film I loved. Personally, I loved the movie. I am obviously no film critic, but I did not realize that it got such horrible reviews! Let’s hope that Top Gun 2 can live up to the Top Gun name.
He revealed the news while on a promotional tour for his upcoming film Mummy, telling Australian morning show Sunrise, “It is definitely happening.”
“It’s true. It’s true,” he said. “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.”
“We’re trying to figure it out,” Cruise clarified in a subsequent appearance on the Graham Norton Show.
The sequel was hinted at again in April this year during an “Ask me anything” on Reddit, when Val Kilmer – who starred in the original film with Cruise and Kelly McGillis – was asked by a user whether he would be doing Top Gun 2. “Hell yes,” he replied, “and what a hoot it will be.”
Personally, I have high hopes for the film. I am excited they are bringing it back, and I am sure there are a lot of people that don’t agree with me.