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Tom Cruise Discusses His Desire to Make 'Top Gun 2' with Tony Scott

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December 8, 2011
Source: MTV News

Tom Cruise in Top Gun

It's been over a year since we learned that Tony Scott was apparently attached to return to the adrenaline-fueled, high-flying action flick Top Gun with Tom Cruise back in the cockpit for a sequel. Since then, there haven't been any real developments on the project and Scott has taken on plenty more projects under his wing. However, while making the rounds promoting Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the star of the 1986 film revealed his motivation behind kicking the tires and lighting the fires again. The good news is they want it to have the "same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot Top Gun."

Cruise told MTV News:

"I said to Tony [Scott], I want to make another movie with him. He and I haven't made a film since Days of Thunder. Tony and I and Jerry [Bruckheimer], we never thought that we would do it again. Then they started to come to us with these ideas of where it is now. I thought, 'Wow, that would be… what we could do now. I hope we can figure this out to go do it again. We're working on it."

When Cruise mentions ideas of "where it is now" that sounds along the lines of what Tony Scott said over a year ago when he was inspired by current technological advances at an Air Force base down in Fallon, Nevada where, "these computer geeks -- these kids play war games in a trailer… these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night." Essentially that would change the need for Cruise and his Maverick character unless of course a time comes when remote controlling drones just isn't enough and a real pilot must step in to get the job done. Of course, there's no story yet, and though we'd heard Christopher McQuarrie (who's directing Cruise in One Shot) was supposed to script the film, Cruise doesn't think that's the case any longer, "I don't think Chris [McQuarrie] is going to write it." So until a new writer comes along with a script, Top Gun 2 is still up in the air. Pun intended.

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  • Checkdevil
    It's no coincidence that Top Gun still holds up compared to today's movies. For those who didn't grow up in the 80's: Before movies like Top Gun and Indiana Jones movies were boring as hell!! They were slow paced. Top Gun was one of the first summer or winter blockbusters. I'm concerned about the great actress Kelly Mcgillis. She put on a little weight. If she hits the gym than it would be an awesome continuation. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. I WISH THE MORONS OUT THERE WOULD STOP SAYING, "Your character would be older so make him an older mentor or how will the movie mention the fact that the character has aged." LETHAL WEAPON 4 WENT ON AND ON ABOUT HOW MEL AND DANNY ARE OLDER WHICH THEY WEREN'T AND IT RUINED THAT MOVIE. They were decades younger than Clint Eastwood in his last action movie. They also brought in a young actor:Chris Rock to possibly take over the reigns. Quit ruining movies by acting like actors are in wheelchairs when they are not even close. I want to see Maverick and NOT some annoying punk teenager who still has acne.  There's a thousand examples of bringing in a new actor for a sequel who had none of the charisma of the original star. 
  • Maverick was a douche, every time he went in the air he endangered the lives of his whole squadron. The film made no sense. Maybe he could be just getting out of military prison in the second one.
  • grimjob
    In the same tone huh?  If we're lucky, we'll get another super-gay volleyball montage.
  • Hope they get Val to loose weight and come back as IceMan!
  • Debra
    I hope Tom Cruise will return as Maverick for the sequel and mentor a young Naval aviator at the Navy's Fighter Weapons School played by Shia LaBeouf, Zac Efron or an actor from Gossip Girl or One Tree Hill.
    • Josh Taylor
      NO, what is with all these comments calling out for baby faced stars to get big roles. This is a MAN's movie, not an adolescent teen film. I miss the days where stars where real men, not baby-faced ninnies with no acting skills.
      • Jimmy J.
        I'm pretty sure she was being sarcastic, but it's difficult to detect tone in typing...
  • Lebowski
    Fans of homoeroticism, put down your copies of 300, you have some fantastic new spankbank material coming up!
  • LGJ
    I'm in... as long as it's as good as Iron Eagle 2. 
  • rennmaxbeta
    What about Goose's ghost? He should be in the sequel.
  • ArchEng
    Ryan Gosling would be perfect for Top Gun 2.

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