We thought we were done with this! A couple weeks ago we reported that Top Gun 2 might be in the pipeline for director Tony Scott, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and star Tom Cruise. What started out as speculation has been confirmed by Scott, who says the sequel is in the works and he’s locked and loaded!
According to HitFix, Scott has confirmed that he’s on board with Top Gun 2 but the film is very much in its early stages. As we previously reported, the film would have Maverick depressed and disappointed at the current state of Top Gun. Sources claim that screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie has spoken with Cruise about reprising his role, and he said he would do it as long as it wasn’t too “obvious.”
Scott says the story will center on the modern day Air Force, which doesn’t really give us a lot of info regarding the plot. He just said he was inspired by “These computer geeks — these kids play war games in a trailer in Fallon, Nevada and if we ever went to war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night.”
We’re not sure what that means, but it sounds like he wants to get these young men and women out of the classroom and into the air. We can’t say that we’re %100 ecstatic about this sequel, but we’ll take anything that keeps Scott away from runaway trains, buses, and cars.
What do you think of Scott returning for Top Gun 2?