Tom Cruise ‘working on’ to reprise his famous Top Gun 2 role
Tom Cruise has revealed that he might be reprising his role of Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in a possible sequel to Top Gun after 24 years.Updated: Dec 10, 2011 20:38 IST
Tom Cruise has revealed that he might be reprising his role of Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in a possible sequel to Top Gun after 24 years.
According to MTV News, the 49-year-old actor said that he and the film’s director Tony Scott were “working on” getting a Top Gun 2 off the ground.
Last year Scott had confirmed that he would direct the sequel.
Cruise said that he has been eager to make another film with the 67-year-old director for some time now.
“I said to Tony I want to make another movie with him,” the Daily Mail quoted the actor as telling the news channel.
“He and I haven’t made a film since Days of Thunder [in 1990]. We never thought that we would do it again.
“Then, they started to come to us with these ideas of where it is now. I thought, ‘Wow... what we could do now’” he stated.
The ‘Mission: Impossible’ star said that the sequel will pertain the same style of original box office hit.
“I hope we can figure this out to go do it again,” the actor said.
“If we can find a story that we all want to do, we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot Top Gun,” he added.
The mega-successful 1986 original launched Cruise onto Hollywood’s A-list and earned 350 million dollars worldwide.
First Published: Dec 09, 2011 19:14 IST