Christopher McQuarrie Working On The ‘Top Gun 2’ Script

Anybody that follows actor Tom Cruise for any amount of time will learn that he loves to work with people who he has worked with in the past, and it has happened again.

Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie has been brought in by Cruise to touch up the script for Top Gun 2. These two have worked together on many projects, 10 projects to be exact, with great success such as Mission: Impossible – Rogue NationEdge of tomorrow and Jack Reacher.  All films to be considered Cruise’s top movies of the last 2 decade.

It was announced a few months ago that due to small behind the scenes issues the project was pushed back a full year.  Once word of McQuarrie’s arrival broke many speculated that he could be stepping into a more directorial role.  However, sources close to the production have confirmed that McQuarrie is on hand strictly for the script and will not be taking over any directing duties.  The film is not in any Danger Zone.

Top Gun 2, or its official name, Top Gun: Maverick, is directed by Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski.  And has assembled an ensemble for the sequel that consists of Val KilmerJennifer ConnellyMiles TellerJon HammEd Harris, and Glen Powell.

Production is still underway, and is set for a release date of June 26, 2020, where it is sure to take your breath away.

What do you think of Christopher McQuarrie joining the production?  Are you looking forward to a new Top Gun movie?  Will there be another volleyball scene?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

 

 

Q&A: Is Top Gun 2 Happening?

I have a great question that comes in from Alex Riley who sent me the question via Facebook; and she writes:

Rumor has it that there will be a Top Gun 2…how do you think that will compare to the first?

Short, sweet, and to the point.  I like it.

As for the first part of the question I can indeed confirm for you that as of right Top Gun 2 has been greenlit by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productionsand is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer – who was actually the producer for the first film as well.

The film, however, is in its very early stages of production.  As of right now the script is still being written by both writers Peter Craig (wrote Hunger Games Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and Justin Marks (wrote The Jungle Book).  Also, there is still no director attached to the film at this time.  So they still need to decide that.  However, it has been confirmed that Tom Cruise is indeed reprising his role as Maverick, as well as Val Kilmer coming back as Iceman.  Continue reading “Q&A: Is Top Gun 2 Happening?”