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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Fresh off the massive critical and commercial success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Christopher 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 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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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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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 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 »
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 »
Posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 by Fred Topel
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 »
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Before his death in 2012, director Tony Scott promised Top Gun 2 would be “a very different movie” from the 1986 original and hinted at the idea of involving drones in the high-flying sequel. In the subsequent years, the project has undergone numerous rewrites – so much so that it seems the drone idea has been scrapped altogether.
And speaking of a director with the last name of Scott, Ridley Scott – Tony’s brother – recently spoke about his plans for the still-untitled follow-up to Alien: Covenant and how it’s going to center more on artificial intelligence characters than the actual aliens themselves. Read more about both of these projects below.
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Since a sequel to Top Gun has been in development for years, we won’t really believe it’s happening until the cameras are rolling. But for now, with director Joseph Kosinski set to direct the film with a July 2019 release date, this is the closest Top Gun 2 has ever been to becoming a reality.
Recently, there has been some concern from Paramount Pictures as to whether or not production on Top Gun: Maverick would be able to begin on time. But thanks to some recent remarks from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, it sounds like the sequel won’t be delayed, and there’s a new writer working on the script. Find out more about estimated production start and the new Top Gun 2 writer below. Read More »