Out of all the reboots, remakes, and long awaited sequels happening in Hollywood, this one makes the most sense. Tom Cruise is unstoppable right now, with his Mission: Impossible franchise more successful than ever. Now the actor looks to revisit another action film that helped propel his career into superstar status. Over the years, Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have slowly been putting together a sequel to Top Gun.
While there’s no official plot for the movie, Bruckheimer has previously given details on the story. The sequel will take a modern approach and explore a Navy where pilots have become obsolete thanks to drone technology. The movie’s focus will be on the end of an era for fighter pilots and aerial dog fighting, which was the point of the first film.
Originally, Tom Cruise would reprise his role as Maverick, only this time he would be a flight instructor. However, seeing how Cruise is still doing his own stunts off tall buildings and the side of an aircraft, the writers are now putting Maverick back in the air. Late last year, Val Kilmer has teased that he’s been offered to reprise his role as Iceman. Given his recent return to good health and physical condition, I expect him to return. Maybe he’ll be the flight instructor.
This week we finally have another update. Both Bruckheimer and Cruise have met and discussed the development of Top Gun 2. No further details have been revealed, but its great to see this project is still moving along at a steady pace. Right now couldn’t be a better time to revisit Top Gun seeing how Cruise is still willing and capable to do these kinda films, and the story makes sense. I want this Top Gun sequel to be as awesome for my generation and the next, as the first movie was for the previous. I know Cruise and Bruckheimer are taking this sequel seriously, and I can’t wait to see it develop further.
How does a Top Gun sequel sound to you? Would anyone you know from the previous generation be excited? Let me know your take on the idea.