Top Gun 2 Confirmed

Kick the tires, and light the fires! It appears Tom Cruise's character Maverick's need for speed will be fulfilled once again in Top Gun 2. 

There were talks of a sequel to the incredible 1986 film around 2010. Tom Cruise was attached to the project, but not much more was known. In 2012, he and Top Gun director Tony Scott scouted locations for the sequel. In August of that year, Scott died at age 68.

Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now. He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today.

There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick. It is I don’t think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie very soon. But like all things, it all comes down to the script, and Justin is writing as we speak.
— Co-producer and Skydance CEO David Ellison

Cruise has not commented about Top Gun 2. It is unclear if fellow past co-stars such as Val Kilmer or Kelly McGillis, who played Cruise's love interest, will reprise their roles. In 2014, co-producer Jerry Bruckheimer talked about the movie and how it will incorporate more advanced military aircraft, so it is likely they will be way more up to date with this movie and it won't be a direct continuation. 

Technology has changed obviously since we made the first one. So, I think we’re going to take advantage of what the world is like today, you know with the drones really kind of taking over in a lot of our wars...Is the pilot obsolete? No, I don’t think so...we’re going to hopefully highlight both worlds.
— Jerry Bruckheimer

Look forward to more information on the movie soon.