Original Top Gun stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are returning for Top Gun 2, but now a newcomer is joining the cast.
It’s being reported that Whiplash star Miles Teller has signed on for the sequel, which is officially titled Top Gun: Maverick. But while he wasn’t in the original—in fact, he hadn’t even been born when the original was released—he is playing a character very much tied to the original. Teller will be playing the protege of Cruise’s Maverick, and the son of Maverick’s co-pilot in the original, Goose, who was played by Anthony Edwards.
After many years of rumors and whispers and a lengthy stay in development hell, and 32 years after the original was released, Top Gun 2 has officially begun production.
The news was shared by original star Tom Cruise, who’s set to reprise his role as Maverick in the follow-up, in a tweet sent out last night. More info on the sequel and Cruise’s tweet can be found below.
It has been announced that Netflix and Skydance Media are partnering on Six Underground, a movie project from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
The movie will star Ryan Reynolds and will be directed by Michael Bay, the first Netflix project for both. It will also see Reynolds re-teaming with his Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Clue writers Reese and Wernick.
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It’s being reported that Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast as the female lead in Gemini Man, an upcoming action thriller from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media. The actress beat out Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany for the role.
Winstead joins Will Smith, who will actually be playing two roles, on the cast. Smith will play an older assassin named Henry who’s looking to escape that life, and also a clone of Henry who’s 25 years younger, in top form as an assassin, and on a mission to kill his older self. Winstead will play an operative working for the same company as Smith’s character who’s ordered to keep an eye on Henry, but ultimately ends up joining forces with him.
A sequel to Top Gun has been whispered about for years now, with nothing ever coming of it. After the death of original director Tony Scott, the project was put on the shelf. But according to star Tom Cruise, that’s all about to change.
Cruise recently said that Top Gun 2, now over 30 years since after first movie’s release, is in fact happening. Not only that but he, believe it or not, expects it to begin filming within a year. Now comes news that might support Cruise’s words. It’s being reported that Joseph Kosinski, who directed Cruise in Oblivion, is the frontrunner to helm the sequel.