Tom Cruise brings long-time collaborator Christopher McQuarrie to rewrite the script before its 2020 release.
After 32 years since Tom Cruise’s Pete Mitchell has sped through the skies on the big screen, a Top Gun sequel is in the works with Christopher McQuarrie re-penning the script. McQuarrie has been teaming up with Cruise for 5 projects including the last two Mission: Impossible installments.
What we know of the Top Gun sequel, so far, is that the Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer will be reprising their roles amid a slew of new characters. Miles Teller is cast as the son of Anthony Edwards’ character who died in the first Top Gun movie while Ed Harris and Jonn Hamm will be joining in undisclosed roles. Jennifer Connelly also joins the cast as “a single mother who runs a local bar near the Navy base”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Also added in the mix and joining Teller in the skies as new pilots are Glen Powell (Set It Up, Everybody Wants Some), Monica Barbaro (Unreal), Jay Ellis (HBO’s Insecure), Manny Jacinto (NBC’s The Good Place) and a few others, Kara Wing (Good Trouble) Jack Schumacher (Chicago P.D.), Greg Tarzan Davis (Chicago P.D.), Jake Picking (Blockers, Sicario: Day of the Soldado), Raymond Lee (Mozart in the Jungle), Jean Louisa Kelly (Ant-Man), and Lyliana Wray (Strange Angel), as reported by Deadline.