We’re Riding Back To The Danger Zone Because ‘Top Gun 2’ Is Really Happening And Tom Cruise Will Star In It!

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Tom Cruise set to play Maverick again in 'Top Gun' sequel

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Get your aviation glasses and dust off your leather bomber jacket because there is going to be a new Top Gun and the original Maverick, Tom Cruise, is going to star in it!

During the press day for Terminator Genisys in Berlin, Skydance CEO David Ellison and CCO Dana Goldberg were asked about the status of Top Gun 2, to which they responded:

Absolutely. I started flying aerobatics when I was thirteen years old, actually me and my dad took my first lesson on my thirteenth birthday. By the time I was seventeen, I was flying air shows and have thousands of hours flying surface level aerobatics. I absolutely love it. I’ve got three hundred skydives, used to sky surf until that put me in the hospital really badly so I thought maybe let’s not do that anymore, but love aviation, and Top Gun definitely fits into the seminal movie of my childhood, and as a pilot, that is really the movie. Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now. He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today. There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick. It is I don’t think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie very soon. But like all things, it all comes down to the script, and Justin is writing as we speak.

However, if Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li) screws up just this much, he’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong.

What will be the difference in the updated Top Gun film from the 1986 version you ask?

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Just joshing with ya.

Ellison gave details on the highly anticipated sequel:

“Justin has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today. 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 dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today. There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick. It is, I don’t think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie very soon. But like all things, it all comes down to the script, and Justin is writing as we speak.”

So many questions! Will it have Tom Skerrit? Is Tom Skerrit even alive? Will there be shirtless beach volleyball? Will they buzz the tower? Will it have Iceman?


Oh. Prob not.

Ellison gives more deets:

“Absolutely, I think this is a movie that should be in 3-D and in IMAX, and again something that you can shoot practically. As everyone knows with Tom, he is 100% going to want to be in those airplanes shooting it practically. When you look at the world of dogfighting, what’s interesting about it is that it’s not a world that exists to the same degree when the original movie came out. This world has not been explored. It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters are really what the United States Navy is calling the last man-made fighter that we’re actually going to produce so it’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today are all fun things that we’re gonna get to dive into in this movie.”

This gives me a hard-on.

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There’s no more spread of Communism threatening the free world and ISIS doesn’t have an air force, so is this just going to be a drone movie? Back in 2014, Jerry Bruckheimer the producer for the original Top Gun gave us an idea of the plot, “The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete, that pilots are here to stay.” Who better than risk taking, daredevil Maverick to teach them that lesson!

TURN UP THE MOTHERFUCKING “DANGER ZONE” BY THE INCOMPARABLE KENNY LOGGINS AND LET’S GET PUMPED!


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