What’s Playing reports that after rumors that Tony Scott would be returning to the land of absurdly catchy Kenny Loggins music and homo-erotic subtext, Scott has indeed confirmed that a new Top Gun movie is in the works. There are no definite reports yet as to whether rumored producer Jerry Bruckheimer is also attached, but safe money says he is.
Scott also refused to comment as to the involvement of the first film’s lead actor, Tom Cruise. It has been suggested, however, that if Cruise is involved he will likely have limited screentime and act more as a secondary role. Perhaps this means that the old rumor of a movie centered around Val Kilmer’s character, Iceman, is still worth considering.
Obviously, this is not the first time a Top Gun sequel has been floating around the rumor bins (in fact, they’ve been floating around since 1986) but it is the first time that anyone important has actually gone on record saying that one is in the works. I guess it only takes 24 years to get something done in Hollywood.
Personally, I can’t help but feel that this might be the beginning of another failed attempt at reviving classic pop culture (Just look at The Lost Boys sequel or Land of the Lost). But if they’ve gotta bring it back, I’m glad to hear that at least Tony Scott still has control.
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