The news of Top Gun 2 brought up a few memories when I heard the news of a sequel today.Tom Cruise, Goose and Kenny Loggins. However, hang on.. what is Top Gun 2 about? Details are still early for this new Top Gun Movie, we know that Tom Cruise is back but they are telling us his level of participation in Top Gun 2.
Top Gun 2
Details are sketchy, but Paramount Pictures has made offers to producer Jerry Bruckheimer for a Top Gun Sequel. The death of Tony Scott isn’t going to stop this movie, by all accounts. Rumor has it Tom Cruise is just in the film as a cameo role, probably as the new ‘Viper’ to replace Tom Skerritt’s character. So obviously, ‘Maverick’ is in, and it would fucking rock of somehow ‘Iceman’ could comeback too. But now that Val Kilmer is too fat and outcast, to be considered in any manner for Top Gun 2, forget it.
Other rumors being thrown around is the film most likely will take place in and around the middle east. One other rumour has the sequel taking place over North Korea. Apparently Tom Cruise is called into action while on a Top Gun teaching mission in South Korea, when shit hits the fan in the area.
As of October 2014, the plot has changed… and it STINKS. Apparently it’s Maverick vs Drones, as the old boy tries to demonstrate to the world that you need human pilots to succeed…and not drones..
“The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete. They’re here to stay,” explained the producer.
Ugh. Cue the typical hollywood ‘feel good’ message.
There will be no other original cast members included in the new Top Gun movie, this is a good thing. I mean, Goose is dead and Charlie (Kelly McGillis) sort of looks like Bruce Jenner now.
Loyal blog reader ‘Jeff_Dahmer’ says the role of the lead female has been offered to … get ready for this … Katie Holmes! This was the early stages of the script, when Tommy and his wife were still together though. ‘Paul In Boston’ wrote us, telling us it was all but confirmed that the lead female role is almost always left up to Tom Cruise to pick, so could Holmes be in this Top Gun sequel? Doubt it.
The Top Gun Sequel will probably suck a fair amount. no matter where it takes place. We are really interested to see how they play this out. Will it really be based on an older Maverick returning to Miramar to teach the young pilots? Is it true Jester (Michael Ironside) will be making a cameo appearance? We will all know in the near future , as the script rolls out so does the insider gossip on the plot. You have to consider that this script is 3 years in the making, and was originally supposed to be a 2012.
Will The New Top Gun Movie Happen?
It looks that way. As of fall 2014, Tom Cruise and Bruckheimer are still working on the script. You don’t normally keep plugging away at dead movie projects, and Tom Cruise really wants the new Top Gun movie to move forward. Bruckheimer really wants to continue Scott’s vision of the movie ,and just recently said despite Scott’s untimely death, there had been some development on it. “We’re still working on the script,”
Boring Fast Fact
I lost my virginity to ‘Take My Breath Away’ in 1986. Seems like yesterday I was rolling around the streets in my Nissan Pulsar, picking up chicks and rocking hard to my Top Gun Soundtrack cassette. 6×9 speakers, and Highway To The Danger Zone! fellas… bring back memories? Right guys? right? *High Five*
Top Gun 2 Release Date
Look for Top Gun 2 to hit theaters in 2015 or 2016 at the … it depends if Jerry can convince his buddies that people have the need, THE NEED FOR SPEED. (See what I just did there?)
Who’s In the sequel?
Tom Cruise… that’s it for now
What’s Good About It?
Fighter Jets and a decent production team. I can finally pull out my old leather jacket and wear it again proudly.
What’s Bad About It?
Not sure how they could improve on the original. Have you seen what happened to Kelly McGillis? Hold on boys, here goes your fond childhood memories : Probably a good thing Maverick made a run for the hills at the end of the original Top Gun movie. What are your thoughts on another Top Gun? The first one was great for its day, why the need to make another one? Wouldn’t it have made sense to just remake the franchise under a different name? Does anyone care?