Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise is eager to make Top Gun 2, but only under one condition. The daredevil actor explained:

If I can figure it out, if all of us can figure it out, it’d be fun to do, I’d like to fly those jets again, but we got to do all the jets practical, no CGI on the jets… I’m saying right now no CGI on the jets. If we can figure all that out, and the Department of Defense will allow us to do it, that would be fun.

Skydance CEO David Ellison has previously said “there is no Top Gun 2 without Maverick,” so practical jets it is, I guess. [Extra]

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Jack Reacher 2 is moving ahead without Chris McQuarrie, and now the director has explained it’s all Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘s fault.

They needed to start [Jack Reacher 2], and I was [still] shooting this movie, so there was just no time to do it. And they have a really good team working on this new one. I’m very excited about it.

As previously reported, Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai) replaces McQuarrie in the director’s chair for Jack Reacher 2. [CinemaBlend]

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Josh Gad isn’t allowed to say much about Frozen 2, so he’s taken to just making stuff up. “Two words: White Walkers,” he joked when pressed for details. “I can tell you that there’s an opening sequence with Melisandre.” He further promised that the film would answer questions about Jon Snow’s fate, and that “children are gonna be terrified.” [ScreenCrush]

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Charlie Hunnam has confessed to being a little disappointed with Pacific Rim, but he’s sounding more hopeful about Pacific Rim 2:

I do feel like ultimately [Pacific Rim] got weighed heavier on the side of spectacle than storytelling. […] I hope that we are able to remedy that a little bit going into the second. Not to say I wasn’t proud of the film. I really liked it, and I felt like it delivered exactly what it was supposed to. But I do feel like we could have maybe plumbed the depths of the character and the storytelling a little bit more.

Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled for August 4, 2017. [EW]

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Star Trek Beyond star and co-writer Simon Pegg is excited for the world to meet Idris Elba‘s new villain. “It’s a really interesting, complex character,” he said. And don’t expect him to be anything like the last Star Trek baddie, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Khan. “What we don’t want to do is have the same kind of villain with the same motivation,” said Pegg. Star Trek Beyond opens July 8, 2016. [MTV]

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The latest promo for Hotel Transylvania 2 plays like an ad for Hotel Transylvania, as in the hotel run by Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his family.

You know, aside from the whole “overrun by monsters” thing, that does actually sound like a pretty sweet vacation. Hotel Transylvania 2 opens September 25. [Flickering Myth]

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