Top Gun Sequel Will Feature Tom Cruise Versus Drones
Rumors of “Top Gun 2" have swirled since the original touched down in 1986.
The movie will explore "the end of an era of dogfighting," says producer David Ellison.
Top Gun‘s Maverick will return — and this time, he’s going to be fighting drones.
The sequel to the 1980s hit will examine the clash between manned and unmanned aircraft, the film’s producer told the Guardian, in an age when remotely operated flight increasingly becomes the mainstay of the U.S. Air Force.
“When you look at the world of dogfighting, what’s interesting about it is that it’s not a world that exists to the same degree when the original movie came out,” Ellison said. “So really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots, and what that culture is today, are all fun things that we’re gonna get to dive into in this movie.”
David Ellison of production company Skydance confirmed that Tom Cruise will be featured in his role as star fighter pilot Maverick. Cruise said last year he was interested in the role.
Time to blast Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” in celebration.
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