We all saw Tom “Iceman” Kazansky tell Pete “Maverick” Mitchell that he could be his wingman any time, but do you think the offer still stands more than 20 years later? We’ll find out soon, as talk of a Top Gun sequel has reemerged thanks to producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
“We were recently approached again to start talking about it,” Bruckheimer recently told MTV, though added that there’s nothing official yet. “We kicked around some ideas because the aviation community has completely changed since we made the movie a long time ago. So we have to find a way in and how to incorporate the Maverick character into it.”
Bruckheimer acknowledged that he and leading man Tom Cruise have long tried to get a Top Gun sequel off the ground, to no success so far.
“We tried to develop [a sequel] and we couldn’t do it — I was with my partner Don Simpson,” said the producer. “And then Tom took it over and he tried to develop something and it never quite happened.”
Looks like that might change if Bruckheimer, Cruise and other unmentioned parties can figure out a way to bring Maverick into the present day. Makes sense to me that he could still be working as an instructor at Top Gun, training a new class of hotshot pilots and ushering them into the modern era.
What do you think? Is it too late for a Top Gun sequel or would you be interested in seeing Bruckheimer and Cruise return to the property?
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