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Jerry Bruckheimer says Top Gun 2 may still happen

06.10.2013

Despite reports that the sequel to TOP GUN was no longer happening in the wake of director Tony Scott's death, producer Jerry Bruckheimer has some information to the contrary. In the wake of TOP GUN's 3D re-release on Blu-ray, Bruckheimer has two more big franchise films on the horizon: THE LONE RANGER this summer and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 after that. But, TOP GUN remains on his radar even after the most recent collapse of the project.

Bruckheimer was asked about TOP GUN 2 at the Produced By 2013 conference and he had this to say:

“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.”

Tom Cruise recently dropped out of Guy Ritchie's THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. in favor of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5, a more guaranteed box office success in the wake of his lackluster grosses on OBLIVION and JACK REACHER. TOP GUN still has a huge following even decades after initial release. I am sure a sequel would be a hit.

“It’s something he is excited about so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully we’ll get it made,”

Bruckheimer referred to Tony Scott's death as a "pause" in TOP GUN 2's future. I don't think Bruckheimer means any disrespect to Scott, but for me it was the visual prowess on display in TOP GUN that made it worth seeing, not Cruise or the awfully hammy acting. Like GHOSTBUSTERS, a sequel to TOP GUN is an idea that sounds good on paper but should never be a reality.

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Source: Deadline

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1:15PM on 06/11/2013
On a little bit of a sidetrack here; as I saw Jerry Bruckheimer's name, who's planning to produce his umpteenth film, it made me wonder why the man hasn't ever endeavored directing one. I mean, I can see the answer being as simple as, "Because he doesn't want to." but it's very rare to come upon someone who has 89 producing credts but not a single one for directing.
On a little bit of a sidetrack here; as I saw Jerry Bruckheimer's name, who's planning to produce his umpteenth film, it made me wonder why the man hasn't ever endeavored directing one. I mean, I can see the answer being as simple as, "Because he doesn't want to." but it's very rare to come upon someone who has 89 producing credts but not a single one for directing.
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11:09PM on 06/10/2013
It would be interesting to see how they de-cornball Top Gun. It's very firmly a product of the 80s. While I wouldn't want it to happen, I can see a "21 Jump Street" affectionate parody approach being taken, like a contemporary Hot Shots.
It would be interesting to see how they de-cornball Top Gun. It's very firmly a product of the 80s. While I wouldn't want it to happen, I can see a "21 Jump Street" affectionate parody approach being taken, like a contemporary Hot Shots.
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10:40PM on 06/10/2013
It would REALLY depend on who they got to direct. Bigger Boat had a great idea to maybe have Tony's brother Ridley direct. That would be a nice tribute.
It would REALLY depend on who they got to direct. Bigger Boat had a great idea to maybe have Tony's brother Ridley direct. That would be a nice tribute.
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8:15PM on 06/10/2013
Only if it's hot chicks in bikinis playing volleyball
Only if it's hot chicks in bikinis playing volleyball
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6:51PM on 06/10/2013
I don't agree that it should never be a reality. Get Cruise onboard. Get a great director to direct it, and get a great script and there you go! I'd like to see Maverick as a trainer now. Id love to see Val Kilmer in it too, but he would seriously have to slim down which doesn't seem like it's gonna happen.
I don't agree that it should never be a reality. Get Cruise onboard. Get a great director to direct it, and get a great script and there you go! I'd like to see Maverick as a trainer now. Id love to see Val Kilmer in it too, but he would seriously have to slim down which doesn't seem like it's gonna happen.
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5:36PM on 06/10/2013
Normally i wouldn't say this but I think a prequel would be better.
Let the story be set during the Vietnam war and maybe throw in a few references to Maverick's dad.
This way we'll still have the jet-fighter action we all loved which I think would better than having drone pilots screaming at their laptops screens assuming the sequel will be post coldwar/9-11.
Normally i wouldn't say this but I think a prequel would be better.
Let the story be set during the Vietnam war and maybe throw in a few references to Maverick's dad.
This way we'll still have the jet-fighter action we all loved which I think would better than having drone pilots screaming at their laptops screens assuming the sequel will be post coldwar/9-11.
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3:57PM on 06/10/2013
Get Ridley Scott & I'll watch it...
Get Ridley Scott & I'll watch it...
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3:49PM on 06/10/2013
SWORD FIGHT!!!!
SWORD FIGHT!!!!
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3:24PM on 06/10/2013

HIghway to the Dangerzone!

A lot depends on the story (maybe maverick having to train/deal with a hotshot rookie who was a lot like him 30 years ago or Goose returns from the dead seeking his revenge) but I'm really on the fence with this. AS LONG as Dangerzone makes a triumphant return, and not with some lame ass remix made by some pop star.

A lot depends on the story (maybe maverick having to train/deal with a hotshot rookie who was a lot like him 30 years ago or Goose returns from the dead seeking his revenge) but I'm really on the fence with this. AS LONG as Dangerzone makes a triumphant return, and not with some lame ass remix made by some pop star.

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4:18PM on 06/10/2013
Goose's son? Seeing as all sequels to classic movies feature someone's son nowadays
Goose's son? Seeing as all sequels to classic movies feature someone's son nowadays
3:13PM on 06/10/2013
As a teenager I'd of loved this to become reality....but I'm 33 now and think top gun was a pure 80s movie that should be looked back on with fond memories of a time where greased up men could play volleyball without an eyelid being batted
As a teenager I'd of loved this to become reality....but I'm 33 now and think top gun was a pure 80s movie that should be looked back on with fond memories of a time where greased up men could play volleyball without an eyelid being batted
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