TOP GUN Sequel Starring Tom Cruise Confirmed
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount executive Adam Goodman has confirmed that a sequel to the 1986 blockbuster TOP GUN is officially in pre-production. Rumors that a sequel would be shot began to surface last year.
In the interview, Goodman was asked about the possibility of a fifth installment to the Mission: Impossible series and replied, "We'll likely make a Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise first. Jerry Bruckheimer would produce, with Tony Scott returning to direct... All parties are moving ahead."<
Peter Craig (The Town) is set to pen the script for the upcoming film. The original cast of TOP GUN included Cruise as Maverick, a cocky fighter pilot opposite Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis. It also fetured Anthony Edwards, who would later go on to star in ER, Tim Robbins and Meg Ryan.