When we hear Top Gun, the first thing that comes to mind is that hot, good-looking, ‘reckless’ Navy pilot wearing a Ray-ban aviator shades and leather jacket — and then the name Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, a.k.a. Tom Cruise.
Top Gun is one remarkable movie that has indeed left a mark to moviegoers of the 80s and onward. With an awesome cast including Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerrit, a renowned director (the late Tony Scott), a good story, and an unforgettable theme song (Take My Breath Away by Berlin), it is not surprising that Top Gun was a blockbuster movie and the highest grossing film in 1986. It has been one of Cruise’s pride movie as an actor.
And now, news about Top Gun progressing on a sequel is being highly anticipated; to moviegoers’ delight. Skydance CEO David Ellison cinched that the movie is under development, and implied that Cruise will again be playing his famous role — as Maverick, reports Mirror.
Ellison was quoted as saying: “Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now. He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today. There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick. It is I don’t think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie very soon. But like all things, it all comes down to the script, and Justin is writing as we speak.”
Ellison, according to Foxtrot Alpha, also said: “I think this is a movie that should be in 3-D and in IMAX, and again something that you can shoot practically. As everyone knows with Tom, he is 100% going to want to be in those airplanes shooting it practically. 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. This world has not been explored. It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters are really what the United States Navy is calling the last man-made fighter that we’re actually going to produce so it’s 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.”
The film which was released in 1,028 theatres in the US on May 16, 1986 garnered an overall gross sales of$353,816,701 worldwide.
Believe it or not, but the movie has remained to be among the favorites of film watchers.
Let’s take another look at the hot trailer of 1986: