Following the critical but also commercial success of Top Gun: Maverick, producer Jerry Bruckheimer talked about plans for a possible Top Gun 3.
After years of delay, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 Tony Scott classic finally made its theatrical debut last weekend, setting several records.
Not only did Top Gun 2 surpass Pirates of the Caribbean 3, but it also ticked off a grand launch weekend in Tom Cruise’s career with more than $ 156 million.
Tom Cruise returned to lead the cast with his colleague Val Kilmer, as well as Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman and Ed Harris.
Set 36 years after its iconic predecessor, the film continues the story of test pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who returns to the Top Gun program to train a younger generation of fighter pilots, including Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw , son of the late RIO.
What Bruckheimer said about a possible Top Gun 3
In a new interview for Deadline, Bruckheimer addressed the possibility of a third film in the series. The producer says there are no immediate plans for a sequel to Maverick, although he seemed open to the idea and did not rule anything out. For now, Bruckheimer simply said, “Let’s ride this wave for now,” referring to the imposing weekend of his film’s release.
Even before its theatrical release, Maverick’s reviews garnered rave reviews, especially for the film’s intense aerial sequences, many of which were performed by Tom Cruise himself.
Powell, in turn, commented on how the third part might happen, sharing his own requirements for another sequel. First of all, it would be difficult to imagine another Top Gun movie without Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski, who proved to be key in the sequel’s commitment to achieving CGI effects.
It remains to be seen how and if this idea will materialize, however.
However, before Top Gun actually turns into a franchise, maybe you should enjoy the present.