Jerry Bruckheimer Says 'Top Gun 2' with Tom Cruise Still Possible
by Ethan Anderton
June 10, 2013
Last fall, the tragic death of director and producer Tony Scott shook Hollywood to the core. In addition to leaving behind a legacy of great films and influences on cinema, Scott also left behind some gestating projects. Perhaps the most high profile of which is the gestating Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise still attached. Shortly after Scott's death, Paramount Pictures wasn't even sure of how to handle their 3D re-release of the original Top Gun, and plans for the sequel were in limbo. But at the Produced By conference this past weekend, Deadline reports that producer Jerry Bruckheimer still wants to make it.
Bruckheimer says, "For 30 years we’ve been trying to make a sequel and we’re not going to stop. We still want to do it with Tom [Cruise] and Paramount are still interested in making it." The producer also made sure to reiterate the enthusiasm Cruise has for the project saying, "What Tom tells me is that no matter where he goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick. It’s something he is excited about so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully we’ll get it made." If anyone can get a project made, it's Tom Cruise (unless it's At the Mountains of Madness), so Top Gun fans should keep their fingers crossed.