Top Gun was a film that released in the year 1986 starring Tom Cruise as Pete “the Maverick” Mitchell, who attends the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School. The hit film also starred Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins and many more.
This film was one amongst many for making Tom Cruise popular and is a classic even today. After almost 30 years since the film’s release, a sequel has been confirmed by Skydance.
However, the part that should be most exciting for fans of the original film is that Tom Cruise may star in the sequel as well. The actor, who is now 52 years-old, may retain his original role of “the Maverick.”
David Ellison, who is the CEO of Skydance said that,
“There is no ‘Top Gun’ without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick. It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters… It’s really exploring the end of an era of dog fighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today.”
Only time will tell if Cruise will actually be in the film or not and if he will indeed reprise his role well.