Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed at the Produced By conference on June 8 and 9, 2013 that he has plans for Tom Cruise to fly again in a “Top Gun” sequel.
Released in 1986, “Top Gun” which features Cruise as a flight school pilot, is still one of Cruise’s most recognized roles. The film made $354 million in worldwide sales. The Independent reported Bruckheimer said, “As long as he keeps his enthusiasm, hopefully we can get it made.”
It seems like Cruise may keep his enthusiasm. The Huffington Post quoted Bruckheimer, “What Tom tells me is that no matter where he goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick.”
The news comes after earlier reports about the plans for a sequel had fallen apart after director Tony Scott’s committed suicide on August 19, 2012. Before his death, Scott had been looking at places with Cruise to film and had intended to direct the “Top Gun” sequel.
“Top Gun” is not the only film Bruckheimer thinks could have a sequel. Bruckheimer produced the “Lone Ranger” starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and Helena Bonham Carter. Although the film will not be released until July 3, 2013, Bruckheimer is entertaining the possibility of another film.
He said, “If the audience likes the movie, hopefully The Lone Ranger will continue as a sequel.” The Hollywood Reporter quoted him, “(On) July 3, I’m going to be scared to death.” He went on, “I always bet on myself and my ability to succeed.”
Making a sequel could be an intensive process. Bruckheimer revealed that while making “The Long Ranger” four to six horses played one part and five miles of track were built in a loop so filming two trains built for the film would not have to stop.
Cruise is currently working on “Mission Impossible 5.”
The original 1986 trailer for the "Top Gun" movie: