Top Gun 2 has been in development for years and years and years (and…you get it), but it finally prepared for take-off last year as Justin Marks began working on a script for the sequel — although not much else is known about the project, other than a hope that Tom Cruise will return to reprise the role of Maverick. According to the CEO of Skydance, that’s happening.
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The long-awaited 'Top Gun' sequel is feeling the need for speed ... again, and is finally picking up the pace as the project has seemingly found its writer: Justin Marks, the screenwriter behind Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book,' is in talks to write the screenplay for 'Top Gun 2,' which will put Tom Cruise back in the cockpit.
'Top Gun 2' was once a high priority at Paramount with Tom Cruise and director Tony Scott all set to return - some 25 years later - to classic 80s hit. A script was written and the studio head even said he expected that 'Top Gun 2' would happen before 'Mission: Impossible 5' but now that plans look to have come screeching to a halt and 'Top Gun 2' is grounded for good.
Just one day before director Tony Scott tragically leapt to his death off a Los Angeles bridge, Tom Cruise was at the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada doing research for his role in 'Top Gun 2.' But with Scott gone, will Cruise and Paramount proceed with their big sequel?