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Maverick to Face Drones in ‘Top Gun 2′


If you can hear the faint strains of Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone,” that’s because Top Gun 2 is back in the works.

“We’ve been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we’re getting closer and closer,” producer Jerry Bruckheimer told The Huffington Post.

The sequel to the 1986 action drama gained steam in 2012 with the original gang of Bruckheimer, star Tom Cruise and director Tony Scott reuniting for a script by Thor screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zach Stentz. However, any momentum ended following Scott’s August 2012 suicide.

“Don [Simpson] and I tried to develop something, we didn’t succeed,” Bruckheimer said. “[Tom] Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn’t succeed. Now we’re back at it.”

He even delved into some of the themes of Top Gun 2, offering that, “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. 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.”


  • Dre Day


  • Tony Clements

    No. Please. TG was a product of the 80s, style w/ no substance. The planes were characters as well, in a way, and changing them to one of the newer fighters in myopinion doesn’t seem like the original. Goose is gone, Ice Man (Kilmer) and Tom Skeritt probably won’t come back, plus it’s been 30 yrs since the original. Look what happened w/ Indy 4. I’m still on the fence for the new SW too. Luke, Han and Leia had their day, and now no Chewbacca, and no one’s said if Threepio or R2 figure in this new movie either. It’s just for the money, the three leads won’t commit to 2 movies after that. And using the children of those characters sounds better.