A sequel to the 1986 original which looks at Maverick in his later years.
With every new year comes a new set of anniversaries for fans to celebrate, and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the movie that made Tom Cruise a global superstar, Top Gun. The blockbuster took in $176 million, making it the highest-grossing movie at the box office in 1986, which, when you adjust for inflation, equates to a $414.5 million today. Over the past 30 years, development on the sequel Top Gun 2 has had more than its fair share of ups and downs. Now it seems the project may be on the right track, thanks to a new tweet from producer Jerry Bruckheimer which confirms Tom Cruise will be back to star.
The last we heard about Top Gun 2 was back in November, when original Top Gun star Val Kilmer revealed through social media that he was offered a role in the sequel, although the actor later clarified that he "jumped the gun" in making that announcement. Tom Cruise himself also teased last summer that he hopes to have real jets with no CGI during the flying scenes. While it still isn't known when production may begin, the fact that Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer are meeting about the project is a good sign.Read More
Top Gun 2 has been in the works for quite sometime. And unlike other sequels to 80s hits that we often hear about, like Bill & Ted 3 and The Goonies 2, the film was very near a start date with original director Tony Scott returning to the helm. The movie would have arrived in 2013, but right before production was to begin the previous year, Tony Scott committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Long Beach. This put the movie on indefinite hold.
Justin Marks, the man behind Disney's upcoming live-action/CGI The Jungle Book, is responsible for the most recent draft of the Top Gun 2 screenplay. We don't yet know how Iceman fits into the story, or if he and Maverick have become long-time friends in the events following Top Gun thirty years ago. Peter Craig, best known for his screenplay work on Ben Affleck's The Town, wrote the initial script. What do you think? Are you excited to see Iceman back in top form? Or is it all too little too late for this flyboy?Read More
It's been awhile since we've heard about any movement on Top Gun 2. But with Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation opening next weekend, Tom Cruise is back on the press circuit, and sure enough, the subject came up. The actor had some interesting things to say about the potential sequel that will make fans very happy. Speaking with Extra, he assures eager audiences worldwide that the movie will not be filled with CGI fighter jets.
Top Gun 2 was starting to move full steam ahead back in 2012, and would have probably been in theaters last year, had not a terrible tragedy befallen the project. Original Top Gun director Tony Scott was set to return, and in the few interviews he gave about the sequel, seemed genuinely excited about it. The director took his own life in August of 2012, though. He jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro port district of Los Angeles, California. Production on Top Gun 2 was halted at the time of his suicide. And no new director has ever been announced.Read More
Nine months after we reported the highly-anticipated sequel Top Gun 2 is back in development at Paramount Pictures, the studio has brought on Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) to write the screenplay.
Peter Craig (The Town) signed on to write the script back in March 2012, but that was when original Top Gun director Tony Scott was still attached to the project, before his tragic suicide later that year. We reported in November 2012 that the sequel was in limbo following his death, before Paramount revived the project after producer Jerry Bruckheimer signed a first look deal with the studio.Read More
Although no director is attached at this time, Peter Craig (The Town) signed on to write the script back in March 2012, but it isn't known if he is still involved at this time.
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Jerry Bruckheimer has finalized a new three-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures, with the sequels Top Gun 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 4 among the first projects he plans on getting off the ground. We reported in September that the producer is not renewing his deal with Disney, which expires next year. His deal with Paramount begins in April 2014.
Top Gun 2 has been in development for quite some time, but we haven't heard anything about the sequel since director Tony Scott committed suicide last August. Tom Cruise is attached to star, reprising his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell from the original Top Gun. Peter Craig (The Town) signed on to write the script last March, but it isn't known if he is still involved.Read More
The Hollywood community was rocked in August when famed director Tony Scott committed suicide at the age of 68. The filmmaker's shocking death has halted plans for Top Gun 2, and has Paramount executives questioning whether or not they should release a 3D-converted version of the original Top Gun in theaters.
We first reported on the Top Gun 3D conversion last September, which Paramount had originally hoped to use to get fans excited for the impending sequel. Now that Top Gun 2 isn't happening, the studio doesn't want to seem insensitive or exploitative by releasing Top Gun in 3D. Insiders claim that Tony Scott responded positively to Top Gun's 3D conversion in the weeks leading up to his death.Read More