/Filmcast Ep. 527 – The Lion King

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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss exciting news out of San Diego Comic-Con, covering everything from Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2, Natalie Portman as Thor, and Patrick Stewart returning as Captain Picard.

For the feature review, the cast collectively ask the existential question “what’s the reason of being for this new Lion King movie?”
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Top Gun 2 footage Jon Hamm

After more than thirty years, Tom Cruise is feeling the need for speed…again. Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick will see the superstar reprise his role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in a theatrical sequel, and in addition to his old pal “Iceman” (Val Kilmer), this time he’ll be joined by big-screen veterans like Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris and a whole crop of younger actors to boot.

One of Cruise’s new co-stars, Jon Hamm, recently gave an update about some of the Top Gun 2 footage he’s seen, which he called “mind-blowing.”  Read More »

sequel bits toy story

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Tom Hanks gets emotional about the Toy Story 4 ending.
  • Fede Alvarez says that despite recent reports, the Labyrinth 2 script isn’t done.
  • Tom Cruise is allegedly learning to really fly fighter jets for Top Gun 2, because of course he is.
  • Peter Jackson says Tintin 2 might film next year, but we’ll believe it when we see it.
  • Richard Donner offers an update on Lethal Weapon 5.
  • The Jay and Silent Bob reboot will start shooting next year.

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top gun 2 script

Fresh off the massive critical and commercial success of Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie is feeling the need to reunite with his star and longtime collaborator Tom Cruise once again. The filmmaker has been tapped to rewrite the Top Gun 2 script, which will make it McQuarrie and Cruise’s tenth film together. Read More »

top gun maverick cast

Top Gun: Maverick has enlisted another rising star to its crew. Filipino-Canadian actor Manny Jacinto, who can currently be seen on the riotously good NBC comedy The Good Place, has joined the Top Gun: Maverick cast as a pilot. He’ll be joining a star-studded cast that includes Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Ed Harris, and Jennifer Connolly. 

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Jennifer Connelly - Winter's Tale

Top Gun 2, aka Top Gun: Maverick, may have just found its new leading lady: Jennifer Connelly. Connelly is in early talks to join Tom Cruise and Miles Teller in the sequel to the 1986 high-flying action flick.

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Looking to Cast Son of Goose

Goose's son

After years of teases and loose plans, Top Gun: Maverick is finally happening. We know Tom Cruise is coming back to reprise the lead role, but now we’ve learned this sequel will feature Pete “Maverick” Mitchell coming face to face with the son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, Maverick’s former flying partner who was played by Anthony Edwards in the first film. Read the current list of frontrunners for the role of Goose’s son below.
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Top Gun 2 Danger Zone Remake

Top Gun 2 has defied the odds, and after decades of hype and promise, the adrenaline-fueled sequel is finally in production. Tom Cruise posted a photo from the set last week, and barring some kind of insurmountable obstacle, the movie titled Top Gun: Maverick will be on the big screen for the summer of 2019. And when it arrives, it may have a new version of the signature rock song that made all the high-flying jet sequences that much more memorable.

When the original Top Gun was released in 1986, it was accompanied by the quintessential rock song of that decade: “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins. Now that Top Gun: Maverick is a reality, Loggins is working on recording a new version of the song for the sequel, and he might have company this time. Read More »

Top Gun 2 First Look

This month marked 32 years since Top Gun flew into theaters. The Paramount Pictures film directed by Tony Scott is still a favorite of action movie fans, and for decades they’ve wanted to see Tom Cruise get back in the cockpit for a sequel.

It’s been a long road to get here, but production has finally started on Top Gun 2, and the first photo from the film has been revealed. Check it out below. Read More »

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Top Gun 2 Love Interest

Screenwriter Justin Marks appeared on a Television Critics Association panel for his Starz series Counterpart (which we’ll have more about in the coming weeks), but afterwards, we got the chance to ask about the screenplay for Top Gun: Maverick, of which Marks wrote an early draft.

Tom Cruise is back for the long-awaited, long-gestating sequel to the 1986 fighter pilot movie directed by the late Tony Scott, and Val Kilmer wants in too. But what about Kelly McGillis? Will she be back as Charlie? Or will there be a new Top Gun 2 love interest? Read More »