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

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June 10, 2013

Top Gun

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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  • Kev
    Yes Please.
  • OfficialJab
    You had to bring up Mountains didn't you? Hate you.
  • Brian Sleider
    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.
    • Maverick
      I think that was the plan mentioned some time ago.
      • Brian Sleider
        Well very good then. Maybe this could be fun
        • MattPeloquin
          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.
          • Brian Sleider
            Seems logical but I feel that would be far less exciting than real pilots in real planes. Will have to wait and see.
          • MattPeloquin
            I agree, but I'm sure that's the exact revelation all the pilots would have by the end of the film.
    • $15717468
      Cruise was born in 62 so too old to even portray a squadron CO
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    I hope he digs up Goose and makes love to him.
    • octopus9498
      Stupid. And yet funny.
      • cobrazombie
        Ghost Goose.
  • Bob
    Michael Bay is the best after Tony Scott for doing Top Gun 2
    • Cool as Ice
      Agreed!!!!!!
  • Maryann Carter
    Tom in top gun But he's too old to playMaverick
  • Maryann Carter
    I loved the movie with him ! That's when I fell in love with him& found out his family was from Kentucky
  • Last Son
    Leave it be please. Without Tony Scott the film would not work. Tony was a great director and no one can replace him.
    • Bob
      No one can replace Tony Scott
  • cobrazombie
    I guess we won't be seeing Maverick and Charlie Blackwood together...

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