“Top Gun 2” is still a go according to a recent discusses with Huffingtonpost and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Bruckheimer told The Huffington Post that the follow-up will reflect today’s changing world of warfare. He explains:
“The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete. They’re here to stay,”
The producer also revealed:
“We’ve been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we’re getting closer and closer,”
“Don [Simpson] and I tried to develop something, we didn’t succeed. [Tom] Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn’t succeed. Now we’re back at it.”
“It’s just getting to the starting place. Fortunately for Tom, he’s very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture,”
Contrary to Bruckheimer’s “changing world of warfare” storyline, Tom Cruise once told MTV during an interview that they ”all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot ‘Top Gun.” We will have to see how this one is going pan out, will the drones be flying by with an April fools banner by any chance?
No helmer has been announced to take the sequel forward.