One of the biggest box office hits of the past few decades never to have had a sequel is Top Gun. Despite its massive success and a star-making turn from Tom Cruise, a second movie has never been made–however, a new tweet from super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has raised hopes that we may yet see Top Gun 2. Check it out below:
— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 26, 2016
Bruckheimer was one of the producers of the original movie, alongside the late, legendary Don Simpson. The film was one of several blockbusters that the pair made throughout the ’80s and ’90s–other hits include Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, Days of Thunder, and The Rock.
A second Top Gun has been in development for some time. Last summer it was confirmed by David Ellison, chief executive of production company Skydance, that a script was being worked on, and that Cruise would return to the role of Maverick.
“Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now,” he said, as reported by Collider. “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.”
Top Gun was released in May 1986. It went on become the biggest grossing film of that year, earning $353 million worldwide from a budget of just $15 million.