Will Tom Cruise return to the danger zone in a sequel to his hit ’80s movie “Top Gun”? I think most people certainly hope so. Sure, they could probably do a sequel without Cruise, just insert some fresh-faced “It” guy in there, but it just wouldn’t be the same without Maverick. And let’s face it, with the wars America is currently fighting right now, now is the right time for a new “Top Gun” movie.
So how about it, Tom? You up for “Top Gun 2”?
MTV caught up with Cruise, and asked him that question. The Cruiser sounds like he would be game if everything fell into place, and even dropped a little bit of news regarding Christopher McQuarrie, who was reportedly writing the script for the sequel:
I don’t think Chris [McQuarrie] is going to write it. Chris is directing ‘One Shot’ right now, which I’m acting. We’ve got to go back in January and finish it.
McQuarrie has written two Cruise projects so far — the WWII movie “Valkyrie” and the Jack Reacher adaptation “One Shot”, which McQuarrie is also directing. I guess Cruise would know if McQuarrie was still doing “Top Gun 2” or not.
(Previous reports had “X-Men: First Class” writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz taking a stab at the script.)
As for climbing back into the cockpit…
I said to [‘Top Gun’ director] 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 [producer] 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. If we can find a story that we all want to do, we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot ‘Top Gun.’
Let’s face it, if Cruise says Yes, I’m pretty sure the studio will let them do anything they want with a “Top Gun 2”. Twenty-plus years later, the film still looks pretty good, and I dare say it still holds up to this day. This is probably thanks to the fact that they didn’t use all that much CGI, so the special effects don’t look so out of date as most CGI-heavy films tend to decades later.
So, whose up to revisit the Danger Zone?