Alright, get ready movie buffs, because it looks like Tom Cruise is all set to don the aviators once again and reprise his iconic role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in a third Top Gun movie.
We all remember him as the daring pilot from the 1986 original Top Gun, a classic that has never quite lost its appeal. And who can forget his return in 2022’s Top Gun: Maverick, which took the box office by storm, raking in a whopping $1.496 billion worldwide.
Now, brace yourself, because reports from Puck News suggest that Paramount has ignited the afterburners and commissioned the screenwriter of Top Gun: Maverick, Ehren Kruger, to start crafting the script for the third installment.
What’s more, sources from The Hollywood Reporter spilled the beans that not only is the studio bringing back director Joseph Kosinski, but they are also planning for Cruise to reunite with his co-stars Glen Powell and Miles Teller.
But, you know, it’s not all smooth flying. Apparently, this has raised some eyebrows in Hollywood, especially since Cruise recently inked a deal with rival studio Warner Bros. But hey, he’s Tom Cruise, and he’s set to conquer new skies with both studios.
The buzz doesn’t just stop at the box office. Top Gun: Maverick didn’t just soar high commercially; it even snagged a nod for Best Picture at the Oscars last year. Even legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg chimed in, saying he was “encouraged” by its presence alongside other blockbuster films.
Our in-house film critic Clarisse Loughrey gave Top Gun: Maverick a solid four-star review for The Independent, praising it as a true legacy sequel. It’s more than just another nostalgia trip; it’s a smart, subtle, and thoroughly humanistic take on its predecessor, reflecting the changing tastes and attitudes of today.
So, you better fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a riveting ride as the Top Gun saga continues with Tom Cruise at the helm once again. Are we still thinking of Cruise as a man these days, or as an idea? Well, it looks like we’re about to find out in the skies once more.