A sequel to the smash 1986 movie that provided a soundtrack for a generation of naval aviators and turned Tom Cruise into a star might be in the cards. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has made offers to the original producer and director of “Top Gun” to produce a sequel. According to the paper, Cruise would be expected to make an appearance as Maverick, the hotshot F-14 Tomcat pilot who bends or breaks the rules in his constant efforts to be the best.
Two quick questions come to mind here:
1. Hollywood LIVES on sequels. How did this not happen 20 years ago?
2. If Maverick were a real person, what would he be doing now? Wearing stars? Leading NavAir? Cashing in contractor paychecks? What do you think?