Tony Scott revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Tom Cruise is in talks to star in the sequel to Top Gun, returning in the iconic role of Maverick. “We have been talking with Tom, definitely,” he said. This comes after screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, X-men Origins: Wolverine 2) sent an email to Vulture stating, “There is no Top Gun 2 in which Maverick is not the starring role.”
With Mission Impossible 4 on the way, Top Gun 2 might be just what the star needs to get his career back in the right course. There’s no word on when Top Gun 2 will go into production, but Scott has already mentioned that it won’t be his next film after Unstoppable.
In the meantime watch the trailer for Top Gun recut, which shows Maverick’s secret desire for Iceman.