Tom Cruise To Return As Maverick In Top Gun Sequel

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Tom Cruise To Return As Maverick In Top Gun Sequel
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The best news we've heard all day! Paramount executive Adam Goodman has confirmed that 'Top Gun 2' is offically in pre-production, with Tom Cruise returning to his role as Maverick.

Goodman told The Hollywood Reporter that Cruise is very close to signing the deal, and that the sequel is a top priority for the production house.

When asked about making the fifth installment of 'Mission: Impossible', he said:

"We'll likely make a Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise first. Jerry Bruckheimer would produce, with Tony Scott returning to direct. All parties are moving ahead."

Adam said that Peter Craig, who penned the screenplay for The Town, had been hired to write the script.

Tom, who shot to fame in 1986 after starring in the action drama, has spoken about his enthusiasm for a sequel, telling MTV in December: "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 also added: "I hope we can figure this out to go do it again."

The original Top Gun starred Cruise as a cocky fighter pilot, opposite Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis.

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