Tom Cruise Discusses Top Gun 2
Posted 12.09.11 by Ryan
Despite a 25 year gap between movies, a sequel to Top Gun was reported to be in the works last October, with director Tony Scott confirming the movie less than two weeks later. The Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie was set to write the Top Gun 2 script that would again see Tom Cruise returning to the role of Maverick. Then, the news subsided, as Cruise filled his schedule with sci-fi projects and the thriller One Shot, adapted from Lee Child's novel of the same name.
Taking a break from shooting One Shot to discuss the upcoming Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, Cruise told MTV the project is still alive. "We're working on it," said Cruise, who revealed that McQuarrie won't be.
I don't think Chris is going to write it. Chris is directing One Shot right now, which I'm acting in and we've got to go back in January and finish it.
That still leaves Cruise to work again with Scott, a prospect that Cruise is excited to pursue.
I said to Tony I want to make another movie with him. He and I haven't made a film since Days of Thunder. Tony and I and [producer] Jerry [Bruckheimer], we never thought that we would do it again. And then they started to come to us with these ideas of where it is now. I thought, 'Wow, that would be ... what we could do now.' Because even today, the way Tony Scott directed that film — you look at the aerial battles...so I hope we can figure this out, to go do it again. If we can find a story that suits, that we all want to do, we 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.
As for what Maverick will do in the sequel, Cruise didn't have many spoilers to offer. "I don't know," said Cruise, reiterating: "We're working on it."