It’s time to feel the need for speed – again. Top Gun 2, with Tom Cruise as Maverick is a real, actual thing. They say never go back, but, come on, a second trip to the Danger Zone is just too good to turn down.
WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year". #sun7 pic.twitter.com/X17xvxz4Q4May 23, 2017
Cruise confirmed on Australia’s Sunrise on 7 that Top Gun 2 would be happening. “It’s true” he answered, with a beaming grin covering his face. Safe to say he’s looking forward to stepping back into the cockpit.
This news will come as a relief to fans of the franchise as Tom Cruise has said the journey to Top Gun 2 wouldn’t be plain sailing as recently as last year on the Graham Norton Show, with Cruise eventually saying, “Yes, we’re discussing it...We’re trying to figure it out.”
That chimes with a tweet from producer extraordinaire Jerry Bruckheimer late last year suggesting that Top Gun was making inroads with a sequel.
Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2. pic.twitter.com/vA2xK7S7JSJanuary 26, 2016
Other than Cruise’s confirmation, details are a little thin on the ground (and air, for that matter). Will Iceman rejoin the party? Will Top Gun still work in the 21st Century? Will it be the greatest bro-quel of all time? (Hopefully, possibly and, oh god, yes to answer my own questions).