Tom Cruise might be donning his aviators to play bad-boy pilot Maverick in a sequel to the iconic 1986 blockbuster, Top Gun.
Nearly 25 years after the action movie — with the cult characters of Ice Man (Val Kilmer), Kelly McGillis‘ smoking hot flying instructor and the Berlin soundtrack that literally took our breath away — hit our screens, producer Jerry Bruckheimer is talking about making a sequel, reports MTV’s Movie blog.
“We tried to develop [a sequel] and we couldn’t do it. I was with my partner Don Simpson,” says Jerry. “And then Tom took it over and he tried to develop something and it never quite happened.”
But that wasn’t the end of discussions about the sequel: “We were recently approached again to start talking about it but, you know, nothing yet,” Jerry continues.
“We kicked around some ideas because the aviation community has completely changed since we made the movie a long time ago. So we have to find a way in and how to incorporate the Maverick character into it.”