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
Last month, we reported that Universal Pictures had entered talks with both Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella to star in their long-awaited Untitled Mummy Reboot. Today we have a new report from Variety, which reveals that both Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella have officially signed on, with Universal Pictures also setting a new release date of June 9, 2017, pushing it up three months from March 24, 2017. This upcoming adventure will now go up against Paramount's World War Z 2 and Lionsgate's The Divergent Series: Ascendant, while it would have only faced Lionsgate's Power Rangers in its old March 24, 2017 date.
No plot details have been confirmed yet, but the movie is set in present day, marking the first full adventure in Universal's shared monster universe. It was confirmed in 2014 that Dracula Untold's end credit scene, where Luke Evans' title character was seen in present day, serves as a prologue to the entire series, but it isn't known if Dracula himself will show up in this movie. Another rumor surfaced in October 2014 that the movie will center on Navy SEALS in Iraq, but that was never confirmed.Read More
Last week, a report surfaced that offered new insight into Universal Pictures' Monsters Shared Universe franchise, which is being lead by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. While last year's Dracula Untold served as a "prologue" for this shared universe, the first full-fledged adventure will be the Untitled Mummy Reboot, directed by Alex Kurtzman, which will start shooting in early 2016. Today we have a new report from Variety, which claims that Tom Cruise is in early talks to star in the Mummy reboot, although reps from both the studio and the actor tell Deadline that he is not in contention to star at all.
Tom Cruise is currently filming Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and he is expected to start principal photography on Mission: Impossible 6 in August 2016. The actor was expected to reunite with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman on an outer-space project entitled Luna Park, but now that the filmmaker is directing Gambit, the actor has an opening in his schedule after Jack Reacher: Never Go Back wraps.Read More
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media today announced that principal photography has commenced on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise (the Mission: Impossible franchise, Edge of Tomorrow) and directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond). Production will take place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016. The first film, Jack Reacher, earned $218.3 million worldwide during its theatrical release.
The new film is based on author Lee Child's 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love and Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick. The sequel reunites Tom Cruise and Edward Zwick for the first time since The Last Samurai.Read More
Tom Cruise's latest film Mena has been in production since late May in Colombia, with Universal Pictures setting a January 6, 2017 release date. Deadline reports that tragedy struck the set last night, as a small plane crashed near the Medellin, Colombia set, claiming the lives of two crew members. A third passenger who was aboard the twin-engine Aerostar plane survived the crash, but none of the victims have been identified.
Mena is based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal Tom Cruise, a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. The supporting cast of Mena includes Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Benito Martinez, E. Roger Mitchell, Lola Kirke and Alejandro Edda. Doug Liman, who previously directed Tom Cruise in Universal's Edge of Tomorrow, directs from a script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House).Read More
Edge of Tomorrow is based on a manga novel entitled All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, who revealed earlier this year that he is actually writing a graphic novel sequel. It isn't known when that would be ready for publication, but if the movie sequel moves forward, it may be based on Tom Cruise's idea, and not the manga sequel. Tom Cruise wouldn't say how Christopher McQuarrie and Doug Liman reacted to the actor's pitch, or if they would be willing to come back to write and direct the movie sequel.
Edge of Tomorrow is set in the future, where a war has been unfolding between humans and an invading alien race. Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage, an officer who has never seen a day of combat and is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. Emily Blunt plays Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski, who helps Cage become a better soldier as they try to win this seemingly never-ending war. The supporting cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Dragomir Mrsic and Charlotte Riley.Read More