Tom Cruise is ready to reprise his role as hot-shot fighter pilot Maverick. At the London premiere of his latest action flick, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, the 53-year-old actor told Reuters, "It would be fun. I would like to get back into those jets."
That's certainly not confirmation that Cruise is on board for another high-flying movie full of dogfights and sharp one-liners, but it does mean that he's interested. Cruise won't just make any Top Gun sequel, though. He noted that "it would have to be practical. I don't want any CGI jets. I want to shoot it like how we shot the first one."
"I don't want any CGI jets."
Whether or not Tom Cruise gets in on the action, it seems Top Gun 2 is all but inevitable at this point. Jerry Bruckheimer has been pushing to make a sequel for years, and the latest reports say that the screenplay is currently in the works. Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison told Collider last month that preproduction was underway and let loose that the plot will feature some unmanned aerial drones. He said that the "it’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots," adding, "There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie."