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Old 24th May 2017, 01:40
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Top Gun 2

...because you all loved the first one so much.

Tom Cruise confirms there will be a Top Gun 2

Plotline?
Mav is a cynical old desk-driving John Boyd type teaching young UAV hacks.
When suddenly he gets the call to Luke to train on the F-35 for a mission with a new UCAV drone - code-name Goose...
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Old 24th May 2017, 03:44
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Cynical?

Soooo....you're saying he's lost that lovin feeling?
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This news started spreading in the end of 2016. Good to hear that Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer, IMHO this is the key to success.

BTW, Tom Cruise did not support this idea (Top Gun 1) initially, but after he was given a ride onboard F/A-18, he changed his mind. An excerpt from the article that could be found at the following URL:
The Awesome Perk That Sold Tom Cruise On Starring In Top Gun, According To Jerry Bruckheimer
".....Tom Cruise was originally reticent about taking the part of Maverick. Getting him to change his mind was actually a pretty major undertaking as it apparently involved contacting the United States Navy and putting Tom Cruise in one of the famous Blue Angels jets. Once he’d been up in the air however, the deal was done."

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TG2

Newsflash;Vice Admiral Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell to be charged in connection with the so called 'Fat Leonard' affair. Having only recently cleared his name over charges relating to the 'Tailhook Scandal', Vice Admiral Mitchell is said to be devastated. Asked for comment, his office stated that the charges had "taken his breath away" and he had "lost that lovin' feeling" for the prosecutors.
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Old 24th May 2017, 05:54
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Hmmm - the story I'd heard is that our action hero did actually go up in a jet but got very airsick...
Tom Cruise Says His Top Gun Training Involved Vomiting, Choking And A Pilot Named Bozo
And may be this time they'll use CGI to at least depict proper MiGs or J-10s or whatever - instead of F-5s.

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They should have used CGI when 5-7 Cruise played 6-5 Jack Reacher. Talk about miscasting unless it was deliberate for the small screen
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Old 24th May 2017, 07:41
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They should have used CGI when 5-7 Cruise played 6-5 Jack Reacher. Talk about miscasting unless it was deliberate for the small screen
I guess they took the cheaper option of a ten inch box
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Old 24th May 2017, 08:22
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I wonder whether Val Kilmer will also be available for TG2?

It would be great if Duke Stroud (the coffee spilling Air Boss Johnson) could also appear - although he's now 79 years old...

Jerry Bruckheimer will indeed be the key to success - and I hope that there'll be some more Harold Faltermeyer musical scores.
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BEagle - I read that he has indeed signed up - and that he and Maverick are now best buds in the new screenplay.
So much for "...that's Mr Iceman to you..."
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Top Gun became so popular back then that the USN re-introduced leather flight jackets afterwards. This time it might be a gold coloured "Maverick"-drone controller or similar?
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'Less Hair' when before the TopGun fillum were USN leather flight jackets discontinued?
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What about Kelly? I had a major crush on her.
Will she be back as well? We need to be told!
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BEagle - I read that he has indeed signed up - and that he and Maverick are now best buds in the new screenplay.
So much for "...that's Mr Iceman to you..."
Er, no, that's Ice person, if you don't mind!
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It would be great if Duke Stroud (the coffee spilling Air Boss Johnson) could also appear - although he's now 79 years old...
That's easy enough.

There he is in his nursing home, and just as he is handed a cup of coffee by his carer-

VROOOAAARRRRR!!!

"G0ddamit! Not again!"
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Tom Cruise confirms there will be a Top Gun 2
Gutsiest move I ever saw.


Please don't bring Kelly back.
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Agreed.

She let so many of us down with the revelation.
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Old 24th May 2017, 13:10
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Val Kilmer has recently admitted (after years of denial) to suffering from mouth/throat cancer so may not be available.
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Old 24th May 2017, 13:14
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Val Kilmer has recently admitted (after years of denial) to suffering from mouth/throat cancer so may not be available.
Just give him some psychological condition to wear his mask ALL the time.
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I declined the offer of a staring role
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Which meant, bluntie mon brave, that mercifully we were spared the sight of you in the altogether in those tedious locker room scenes...

If Val Kilmer is too ill to appear, perhaps Kevin Bacon might be an alternative as they're pretty much the same age?

But as for Meg Ryan and Kelly Mcgillis, I think it'd be better just to leave us with memories of how they were those 30 years ago.

But I'd cast my local Hollywood star https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gugu_Mbatha-Raw as the daughter of the original Top Gun's 'Sundown' in an aircrew role. I was talking to her recently about her forthcoming sci-fi movie 'God Particle' due out at the end of the year; she plays an astronaut so already has some experience of 'aircrew' life!
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