Top Gun 2 Is ‘Definitely Happening’, Says Tom Cruise

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.

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  1. 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.

    I found this hilarious. I know what you meant to say, but reading that second sentence after that previous comment…:laugh:

  2. Is this really a good idea? Let's face it, the original film did not succeed because of it's story line. Top Gun was all about good looking young people and jets. Nothing wrong with either of these things [especially jets!!!] but there are already plenty of contemporary films serving this basic market so I don't see why an iconic franchise like Top Gun should return to the fray. Other franchises that have stood the test of time [Star Trek, Star Wars, etc] had enduring story lines to carry them from one generation to the next. On the other hand, there are the Police Academy and Fast and Furious franchises, so who really knows…

  3. I loved the original film when I saw it in 1986.
    I loved the action, and the romance between Cruise/McGillis. That ending is so iconic, and romantic. I love it. But I know Hollywood. The chances of Kelly Mcgillis is even given the opportunity to reprise her role is slim to none I think. If she is in it, and Maverick is still involved with her either married, or just together I will be shocked. Likely she will get a small mention like she moved on from him, or died, and that will be the end of it.

    Another classic film will have its brilliance extinguished, and the happy ending shattered. Of course I would love to be wrong.

  4. dpippel

    Top Gun is a single, stand-alone film, so it doesn't qualify as a franchise. IMO this sequel is yet another case of a Hollywood movie that simply doesn't need to be made.

    I struggled with this fact but chose to use the word "franchise" due to the film's enduring popularity. Of course, in the end you are absolutely correct and I agree, it's better left as is.

  5. So is Cruise really going to be staring in this, or is going to be about some new hotshot pilot and Cruise has a glorified supporing role, something like the equivalent of Skerritt's character from the original.

    Bryan^H

    I loved the action, and the romance between Cruise/McGillis. That ending is so iconic, and romantic. I love it. But I know Hollywood. The chances of Kelly Mcgillis is even given the opportunity to reprise her role is slim to none I think. If she is in it, and Maverick is still involved with her either married, or just together I will be shocked. Likely she will get a small mention like she moved on from him, or died, and that will be the end of it.

    I doubt it as well. Not to sound mean but let's just say that father time was a lot more gracious to Cruise than McGillis. And coupled with the fact that she's openly gay probably hurts the believability of her still being a love interest for Cruise. (Not saying that gay actors/actresses haven't been effective as love interests to the opposite sex. But I'm pretty sure you're not going to see Nathan Lane portrayed as a love interest for Scarlett Johanssen anytime soon)

  6. The F-14 was in the original, I'm sure this sequel will feature the state of the art F-35(if completed by then) as the new cool jet. $420 billion for the development of it, and $180 million per jet. A lot of money for a fighter jet that will most likely never be used for "fighting". Hope it can at least be featured in the movie. Rampant CGI will probably win out though.

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