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.
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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.
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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 »
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.
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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 »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Robert Downey Jr. still wants a third Sherlock Holmes movie to happen
- Author R.L. Stine reveals the official title of Goosebumps 2
- Karl Urban has some thoughts about when Star Trek 4 is going to begin filming
- Karen Gillan‘s hopes for Jumanji 3
- All that and more!
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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 »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, find out how Tim Burton‘s sequel Batman Returns was almost a completely different movie than what ended up in theaters. Plus, watch an hour-long animation roundtable with the directors of Coco, The LEGO Batman Movie and more. And finally, see the plane sequences in Dunkirk get a special Top Gun makeover. Read More »
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 »
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, a video essay explains how the release of Top Gun on VHS ended up saving the home video industry. Plus, another video essay takes a look at how Zack Snyder‘s remake of Dawn of the Dead has all of the trademarks we’ve come to expect from the filmmaker, and singer Natasha Bedingfield gives Strangers Things the cheesy theme song it deserves. Read More »