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Tom Cruise Confirms He’ll Be Playing Maverick in Top Gun 2

July 01, 2015

Top Gun is back!

The film with has been in the works for 5 years is currently being written, will feature Tom Cruise as Maverick and be produced by David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer.

If all goes to plan, the movie will focus on drones and unmanned fighter jets.

“The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of the drones? Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete. They’re here to stay,” Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the original “Top Gun” and helping to helm its follow-on, told the Huffington Post.

Tom Cruise’s presence in the cast was surely the most asked question and now we have our answer.


Maverick is looking to buzz a multiplex tower — and, we can only hope, another admiral’s daughter — near you soon.

That’s if “Top Gun 2” producers David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer get their way.

The long-awaited sequel to the ever-quotable 1980s fast-mover classic hasn’t quite been cleared for takeoff yet, but a new scriptwriter is on the job crafting a plotline that explores the end of classic dogfighting in the age of drones.

“Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now,” Ellison told reporters during a press day for “Terminator Genisys” in Berlin, according to Collider. “He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy have turned into today.”

Read more at Military Times

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