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If you thought the Top Gun franchise’s goose was cooked, you were wrong. Paramount Pictures is prepping a sequel to the 1986 aviation flick with Tom Cruise expected to return as Maverick, albeit in a smaller role.
Vulture reports that offers have been made to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott for the Top Gun sequel, with The Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie taking a crack at the script. Cruise, a friend of McQuarrie’s, has apparently agreed to take on a smaller role in the sequel, as long as it’s “not too ‘obvious’ a part” — as in, don’t expect Maverick to become a grizzled old flight instructor.
Hey, as long as Maverick is still singing awful impromptu love songs in a bar packed with air force officers, I’m there!