Tom Cruise Is Back For 'Top Gun 2' And We Have The Details!!

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

We got some nice kind of cool throwback news late Friday evening from our good friends over at Collider!

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Top Gun 2 Is finally happening and we have the details below!

Recently the good folks over at Collider had the chance to interview Skydance Production's CEO David Ellison about the upcoming sequel that's been in the works for the past few years and they got a surprising update on the film!

Here is what he said about the script and Tom Cruise below:

Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now. He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today. There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick. It is I don’t think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie very soon. But like all things, it all comes down to the script, and Justin is writing as we speak.
— Skydance CEO David Ellison

After confirming Tom Cruise was returning to the iconic role, the CEO spoke a little about the scale of the film in regards to how it is going to be shot and presented:

I think this is a movie that should be in 3-D and in IMAX, and again something that you can shoot practically. As everyone knows with Tom, he is 100% going to want to be in those airplanes shooting it practically. When you look at the world of dogfighting, what’s interesting about it is that it’s not a world that exists to the same degree when the original movie came out. This world has not been explored. It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters are really what the United States Navy is calling the last man-made fighter that we’re actually going to produce so it’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today are all fun things that we’re gonna get to dive into in this movie.
— Skydance CEO David Ellison

This all sounds great and if they make the film well, it is going to be a very fun ride!  Having Tom Cruise back as Maverick is awesome, but it isn't a Top Gun movie without "Iceman"!

That's right Val Kilmer's Iceman!  No word yet on if he will return, but it would be great to see Kilmer step back into the iconic role, plus the guy could use a hit a the box office, its been awhile!  Plus Maverick and Iceman who started off kind of enemies became good pals be the end of the original!

No release date has been announced.

Check back later for more details on this upcoming sequel as they emerge!

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