Tom Cruise could be feeling “the need… the need for speed” once again if producer Jerry Bruckheimer gets his way and Top Gun 2 finally gets off the ground.
Speaking at the Produced By conference on Sunday, Bruckheimer let fans of the 1986 classic know that he’s still hoping that a sequel can be made: “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”.
Cruise starred as the rebel fighter jet pilot Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in a role that cemented his leading man/action hero status. Bruckheimer remarked on the fact that “no matter where he [Cruise] goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick. It’s something he is excited about so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully we’ll get it made.”
The death last year of Top Gun director Tony Scott has delayed further talks on the project, but Bruckheimer is confident that a sequel can be done.
In addition to talking about the Top Gun sequel, Bruckheimer also spoke with Deadline about working with Johnny Depp on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and their new collaboration on Lone Ranger. You can read more from Bruckheimer here.