Star confirms Top Gun Sequel
Tom Cruise has confirmed he's in the Top Gun sequel, or rather he confirmed that he's in talks with the director Tony Scott to bring the film to life, but there's a big if in there and it's still a huge gap to a sequel getting made.
Of course it does help that the original star is back on for the film, but don't think that this is the only option for he and Tony Scott to work together, and if Top Gun didn't work out there might be another project.
We've already heard about the plans for a Top Gun sequel, even right back to 2008, and that Tony Scott was working on it, in fact the last thing we heard was that the current idea was to look at the new breed of pilots, the drone pilots who sit in a secure building far away from the actual war zone and how the current Top Gun pilots are having to realise that they aren't the Top Guns anymore.
"Tony and I and Jerry, we never thought that we would do it again. Then they started to come to us with these ideas and I thought, wow, that would be what we could do now...
...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."
He was asked about the idea of the sequel following an idea of his character returning as an instructor and he was quite clear that they are working it, perhaps you could take from his answer that they are working on this particular idea, but then he has said that the script has to be right for him to return so whatever idea they can make work is what the film will be.
Personally though I'm not sure the idea of his character being an instructor really made him go "Wow", to me it sounds stock as anything and there has to be more to it. I can see the idea of the Top Guns having to translate to drones, or perhaps pitting themselves against the drones to prove their worthiness is a story that brings a little more to the screen.
Still, I'd prefer to see other sequels to his films than Top Gun, again it's a film very much of its time and I think they'll either find great problems or something genius in trying to recreate it, and the genius part is a very small target.
Any chance we'll see Iceman return?