At the Produced By Conference at the Twentieth Century Fox studios in Los Angeles over the weekend, Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that plans for Top Gun 2 were still under consideration.
“For 30 years we’ve been trying to make a sequel and we’re not going to stop. We still want to do it with Tom [Cruise] and Paramount are still interested in making it,” Bruckheimer said. “What Tom tells me is that no matter where he goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick. It’s something he is excited about so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully we’ll get it made.” Maverick was the name of Cruise Character in the hit 80s film.
Top Gun’s original director Tony Scott died last August. It was rumor that he and Cruise were reportedly scouting locations for the sequel before his death, which Paramount wanted to release sometime in 2014.
“I said to Tony, I want to make another movie with him. He and I haven’t made a film since ‘Days of Thunder,'” Cruise told MTV last year, before Scott’s death. “Tony and I and Jerry, we never thought that we would do it again. Then they started to come to us with these ideas of where it is now. I thought, ‘Wow, that would be … what we could do now.'”
Cruise is currently working on the fifth installment of Mission Impossible.