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When asked about the plans, the star of the original movie said “It’s true” several times, and said shooting would probably begin in the next year.
“It’s happening. It is definitely happening,” Cruise said. “You’re the first people I’ve said this to.”
Ever since the announcement went viral on Twitter, users everywhere have shared their opinion about the new movie. While many individuals were excited, others felt the sequel comes too late and is unnecessary.
Top gun 2? Really?? Is Xenu his Ace and has an e-meter at the ready to help him go clear mid-air... 30 years too late cap'n— Messiahbolical (@D1v1n3x0n3) May 24, 2017
So is Hollywood completely out of ideas to the point where only reboots are an option? #TopGun2— DUDEBROS VA (@DudeBrosVA) May 24, 2017
Does the world really need a Top Gun 2? Can't we just get the Kenny Loggins soundtrack and call it a day?— Stephen Scaffidi (@WTMJSteve) May 24, 2017
Most of the details of the film remain unclear, since original director Tony Scott passed away in 2012. That hasn’t stopped the internet from hypothesizing what will happen. Will Maverick return to the Navy and fight Russians? Or will he battle rude United Airlines flight attendants?
Top Gun 2: The sad drama where Maverick gets half blown up in his 8th tour & is forced to live on food stamps being cut by the GOP— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) May 23, 2017
#TopGun2 is Maverick in his post flight career as a Ejection Seat Safety inspector.— Thunder Snow (@tsnowrat) May 24, 2017
I like the recommendation that Top Gun 2 involve Maverick trying frantically to reboot his F-35 before it hits the ocean.— Xenoveritas (@xenoveritas) May 24, 2017
Maverick flicks off Russian pilot.— LawrenceStout (@LawrenceStout) May 24, 2017
Russian fires missile, kills Maverick.
trump high fives Putin at trump Moscow brothel.
Top Gun 2 is officially happening.— Andy Ruther (@AndyRuther) May 24, 2017
Premise: Tom Cruise battles rude United Airlines flight attendants on a cross country flight.
Top Gun 2 is just three hours of maverick sitting in a windowless room staring at a monitor showing the feed from a drone camera— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) May 24, 2017
Everyone can agree drones will definitely play a role in Top Gun 2. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer told HuffPost in 2014 he plans to pit Tom Cruise against drones.
“The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones,” Bruckheimer said. “Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete. They’re here to stay.”
Until filming begins, it looks like Cruise is keeping busy. His newest film, The Mummy, hits theaters June 9. Cruise’s upcoming films also include Luna Park, American Made, and Mission: Impossible 6.
Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.