Glen Powell, who can currently be seen in Netflix’s Set It Up, was up for the role of Goose Jr. in Top Gun: Maverick. Powell ultimately lost the role to Miles Teller, but as it turns out, the actor will be joining the Top Gun 2 cast after all. Sometimes, things work out. Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
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.
Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by Jacob Hall
Last week, we learned that Top Gun: Maverick was looking to cast the son of a familiar face – the offspring of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, who met a grisly end in 1986’s Top Gun. Now, we know who will strap into the flight suit and take on the mantel of Son of Goose: Whiplash and Fantastic Four star Miles Teller.
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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Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 by Matt Donato
When Tom Cruise posted an unexpected first look at Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick, something dawned on me. Had we heard any supporting cast announcements yet? Those actors who’d be given their wings and the opportunity to fly alongside one of cinema’s most daredevil pilot aces? That’s a big N-O besides Val Kilmer’s confirmed participation, so my mind began to wander. Who could rival the likes of Jester, Goose, Hollywood and more in Cruise’s upcoming flyboy sequel? We’re not here to discuss leads. Kosinski’s locked Maverick and Iceman. But what new crop of rookies could effortlessly flank our returning aces? Each plane carries one naval aviator (pilot) and an accompanying Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) – specialists bonded by trust and survival.
The possibilities? Endless.
Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by Ethan Anderton
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Val Kilmer is going to snap his teeth at Tom Cruise again and join the Top Gun 2 cast. The actor will return to the role of Iceman in the sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, which is currently in production with Joseph Kosinski at the helm.
Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by Ethan Anderton
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 »
Posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- John Boyega and Steven S. DeKnight talk Pacific Rim Uprising
- The Predator reveals a new motion poster.
- The Fantastic Beasts sequel teases an important Harry Potter character.
- Terminator 6 may begin filming early next year.
- And more!