The title for the “Top Gun” sequel was just revealed last week, and now star Tom Cruise is teasing snippets from the upcoming movie, including whether fans will get to see an epic volleyball rematch.
“There’s gonna be jets — very fast jets,” Cruise joked during an interview with Entertainment Tonight when asked what he can say about “Top Gun: Maverick.” “There’s gonna be an aircraft carrier, maybe two. And a wide range of jets.”
He added, “It’s gonna have music… We have a soundtrack. There’s gonna be actors in it. [And a] motorcycle — definitely [a] motorcycle.”
But in the midst of the jokes, Cruise revealed that one of the most iconic scenes of the 1986 film could be recreated.
“[There] may be a volleyball scene,” Cruise said. “Maybe. We’ll see. I have not told anyone in the world as much as I’ve just told you right now.”
At the same time, Val Kilmer is out to prove he still has what it takes to play Tom “Iceman” Kazanski in the sequel. On Tuesday, the actor took to Twitter to post a picture of himself in a shirt with his “Top Gun” character on it, with the caption, “Still got it… just sayin…”
Still got it… just sayin… pic.twitter.com/AYce5noIDY
Last month, Cruise said the sequel to the 1986 Tony Scott-direct blockbuster is “definitely happening” and that he will “start filming it probably in the next year.”
There have been several attempts to bring a “Top Gun” sequel to life, but interest from key players appeared to increase in recent years. Speculation that the project was on — at last — picked up late last year after Kilmer said on Facebook that he’d been offered a role in a sequel. And in January, producer
@TomCruise and discuss a little ‘Top Gun 2.'”
“Top Gun” starred Kelly McGillis, Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt and was released on May 16, 1986.
Although the film received mixed reviews when it was first released, it became a huge commercial hit, grossing $356 million, although the movie was produced for only $15 million. It has since become a cult film and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take my Breath Away,” performed by Berlin.