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'Top Gun' Sequel Brewing: Will Tom Cruise Will Return as Maverick?

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By    |   Monday, 29 Jun 2015 03:45 PM

A "Top Gun" sequel is reportedly in the making and rumor has it Tom Cruise may once again take on his iconic role as Maverick.

Justin Marks of Skydance is currently writing the script for "Top Gun 2," the company's CEO David Ellison told Collider. Ellison, who himself is a pilot, hopes the film will show the nature of Navy fighter pilots today. He also admitted that “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,” raising suspicion and hopes that Cruise will return for the role.

Ellison also said the movie will be in 3-D and IMAX.

“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 percent going to want to be in those airplanes shooting it practically,” he told Collider.

When asked about how the film will address the diminished presence of fighter pilots in lieu of drone technology, Ellison told Collider that “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.”

Filmmakers have been trying to produce a "Top Gun" sequel for years, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said, The Huffington Post reported.

"We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer," he said.

Tony Scott, "Top Gun’s" original producer, had proposed making a "Top Gun" sequel before committing suicide in 2012.

Bruckheimer also provided further insight into how Ellison may be planning to incorporate drone technology into the movie.

"The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay,” Bruckheimer told HuffPost.

Whether or not Cruise’s 1986 co-stars Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer will return for the film’s sequel is unknown.

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