Val Kilmer Claims to Have Landed Role in ‘Top Gun 2’ in Rambling Facebook Post

Actor cites Gene Hackman and Francis Coppola in eccentric, hyper-enthuiastic social media announcement

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Val Kilmer is once again hitting the highway to the Danger Zone. Or at least he says he is.

Kilmer, who played Iceman in the iconic 1986 film “Top Gun,” took to Facebook on Monday to announce that he’d been offered a role in the sequel to the film.

And somehow, he managed to drag Gene Hackman and Francis Coppola into the conversation.

“I just got offered ‪#‎topgun2‬ – not often you get to say ‘yes’ without reading the script…” Kilmer wrote, before launching into perhaps not the only imaginary scenario of his post below.

“‘It’s starring Gene Hackman…’
‘The director is Francis Coppola…’ ‘Yes!’

They aren’t involved in this production.

These are examples of what an actor says yes to — like Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise!!! ‘Yes.’

A spokeswoman would not confirm that Kilmer has been offered a role in the sequel, although she did confirm the project is in development.

Kilmer, whose recent credits include appearances on the IFC series “The Spoils of Babylon” and something called “Ghost Ghirls,” went on to pay tribute to “Top Gun” director Tony Scott, who died of an apparent suicide in 2012.

“We will all miss Tony Scott one of the kindest gentlemen I’ve ever met in the film biz, but let’s fire up some fighter jets again!!! This is a long way off so calm down. This has been talked about for a long long time and being offered a role is very different from doing a role,” Kilmer wrote. “I jumped the gun with my post. I jumped the topgun… An innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent.”