Speculation about a “Top Gun” sequel had been swirling for a while. The 1986 Tony Scott blockbuster, catapulted Cruise to international stardom as hot-shot pilot Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. “Top Gun” was the highest grossing film of 1986, directed by Tony Scott, starring Cruise; Anthony Edwards as Nick “Goose” Bradshaw; Kelly McGillis as defense contractor and Cruise’s love interest, Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood; Val Kilmer as Cruise’s rival, Tom “Iceman” Kazansky; and Meg Ryan as Edwards’ wife.
Late last year we saw a glimmer of hope when Val Kilmer, who played Iceman in the original announced on Facebook that he had been offered a role in the sequel.
Well we don’t need to speculate any longer. On Tuesday morning, during his appearance on the Australian morning show “Sunrise” to promote his upcoming movie “The Mummy”, Tom Cruise confirmed that “Top Gun 2” is definitely going to happen.
“Sunrise” tweeted out a WorldWide Exclusive statement from Tom Cruise:
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/X17xvxz4Q4
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017
No details about the production have been revealed but Maverick is Back !!