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FYI: A Top Gun Sequel Is Still Happening, According To Jerry Bruckheimer

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While Jerry Bruckheimer is busy trying to churn out another Pirates of the Caribbean, he has something far more dangerous on his agenda we should be concerning ourselves with – a Top Gun sequel. Gutsiest move I ever saw, Mav.

The film was a landmark role for Tom Cruise in 1986. In fact, Bruckheimer said at a recent conference, “What Tom tells me is that no matter where he goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick.”

Fair enough. But does that mean people are actually asking for more Top Gun? Bruckheimer doesn’t say but he’s making it regardless.

“For 30 years we’ve been trying to make a sequel and we’re not going to stop. We still want to do it with Tom [Cruise] and Paramount are still interested in making it,” he said, noting the death of director Tony Scott put the project on pause.

And Cruise? “It’s something he is excited about so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully we’ll get it made,” said Bruckheimer.

What do you think? Could an updated Top Gun work?

(via Deadline)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."