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Jerry Bruckheimer Says 'Top Gun 2' with Tom Cruise Still Possible

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June 10, 2013

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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.

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments

1

Yes Please.

Kev on Jun 10, 2013

2

You had to bring up Mountains didn't you? Hate you.

OfficialJab on Jun 10, 2013

3

No Thanks, If they MUST they should have Cruise in the role Tom Skerritt. Cruise is to old to be a Top Gun fighter Pilot plane and simple.

Brian Sleider on Jun 10, 2013

4

I think that was the plan mentioned some time ago.

Maverick on Jun 10, 2013

5

Well very good then. Maybe this could be fun

Brian Sleider on Jun 10, 2013

6

They're going to have him teaching a group of younger recruits at Top Gun, but the twist is that they're working with drones rather than actual pilots.

MattPeloquin on Jun 10, 2013

7

Seems logical but I feel that would be far less exciting than real pilots in real planes. Will have to wait and see.

Brian Sleider on Jun 10, 2013

8

I agree, but I'm sure that's the exact revelation all the pilots would have by the end of the film.

MattPeloquin on Jun 10, 2013

9

Cruise was born in 62 so too old to even portray a squadron CO

$15717468 on Jun 11, 2013

10

I hope he digs up Goose and makes love to him.

Carpola on Jun 10, 2013

11

Stupid. And yet funny.

octopus9498 on Jun 10, 2013

12

Ghost Goose.

cobrazombie on Jun 11, 2013

13

Michael Bay is the best after Tony Scott for doing Top Gun 2

Bob on Jun 10, 2013

14

Agreed!!!!!!

Cool as Ice on Jun 10, 2013

15

Tom in top gun But he's too old to playMaverick

Maryann Carter on Jun 10, 2013

16

I loved the movie with him ! That's when I fell in love with him& found out his family was from Kentucky

Maryann Carter on Jun 10, 2013

17

Leave it be please. Without Tony Scott the film would not work. Tony was a great director and no one can replace him.

Last Son on Jun 10, 2013

18

No one can replace Tony Scott

Bob on Jun 11, 2013

19

I guess we won't be seeing Maverick and Charlie Blackwood together...

cobrazombie on Jun 11, 2013

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