As Tom Cruise continues to hunt for a new project to follow-up Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie, we’ve been hearing a lot of rumours about the possibility of him returning to a familiar franchise in the hopes of re-establishing his bankability. First it was a new Mission: Impossible movie that was supposedly on the table, and now this week we have a somewhat unsubstantiated rumour that says there is a possibility of a Top Gun sequel, some 22 years after the original was released. Could a movie like this still fly nowadays (pun intended)?
According to The Sun, there is a script floating around for a new Top Gun flick where Maverick is now an instructor who “has to deal with a cocky new female pilot”. How’s that for a fresh new twist? Yeah, actually it sounds kind of lame, and I’d be very surprised if Tom Cruise showed any interest in this. Heck, I don’t even know if Jerry Bruckheimer would touch it… even he has standards! To me, Top Gun is just one of those 80’s movies that happened to be in the right place at the right time, but I don’t think it is something that has much lasting appeal, and it’s certainly not something a lot of people would want to revisit nowadays. Any hardcore Top Gun fans out there want to prove me wrong?