It has been 31 years since the movie Top Gun hit theaters, and, according to actor Tom Cruise, it's only going to be a few more years until we see a sequel, with the three-time Academy Award nominee announcing today on the Australian morning show Sunrise that, yep, there's going to be another Top Gun coming to us in the not-so-distant future.
When asked about the potential of the movie, here's what the 54-year-old Cruise had to say:
WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year". #sun7 pic.twitter.com/X17xvxz4Q4— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017
WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year". #sun7 pic.twitter.com/X17xvxz4Q4
Anyone else excited to hear Tom Cruise profoundly say, "“It is definitely happening," or is it just us who's all giddy? The star added, "I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year."
While it's way too early for details about what's in store, given the fact Tom Cruise said he'll be filming it in the next year, one could imagine that he'll be returning to his badass self as Maverick, the upstart, overconfident Naval pilot who is as lethal in a cockpit as he is swooning the ladies.
Don't believe us? Who can forget this classic scene from the original Top Gun, which is a stunt pulled by millions of men ever since.
Rumors of the film began in late-January when the original film's producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, tweeted this photo of himself with Cruise, which began an Internet frenzy about what might be in store.
Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2. pic.twitter.com/vA2xK7S7JS— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 26, 2016
Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2. pic.twitter.com/vA2xK7S7JS
There's no word who Bruckheimer and Cruise might team up with in terms of directing, as the original film's director, Tony Scott, tragically killed himself in 2012.
If you're one of those people who "feel the need... the need for speed," as well as the high-flying action of a bunch of F-14 Tomcats twirling around the Indian Ocean, then this news about a Top Gun sequel just made your day.
Considering it's Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer together again, we have a feeling this is going to be good.
New York Times
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