Top Gun sequel?
I hardly believe this, in fact I don't believe it, but the rumour that there is a Top Gun sequel in development is funny enough to warrant being written about.
The source isn't very reliable, and the idea that Tom Cruise would want to appear in a sequel of Top Gun is a huge stretch, especially considering the new storyline.
Apparently a script outline for the Top Gun sequel has been written, bear in mind that's an outline, not a complete script, and is supposed to be enough to hook Tom Cruise into reprising his role of Maverick.
The new plot would see Maverick as the instructor at the Top Gun school and along comes, wait for this groundbreaking plot twist, a female pilot that he has to teach and, here comes another, she's the hot headed cocky pilot now. Oh yes, I can just see it now, gender reverse all the set-ups from the first film and there's your new film.
Dreadful stuff, and I cannot believe for a second that Tom Cruise would even consider the sequel based on this outline, there's no intelligence in it at all.
Well The Sun, through Moviehole, believe it. Let me point out that Clint finds it as dubious as I do.
However, I could see a Top Gun sequel, but it would have to be something much more intelligent and perhaps looking at the effects of war on the pilots, or where the pilots from the first film are now with real life scenarios creeping in, something along those lines.
Otherwise I could see this just being a series like Iron Eagle, or a one off gender role reversal with the same story as the original.
Not clever, and definitely not going to be accepted by Cruise. With the story saying that the sequel hinges on his acceptance, that's got to be good news.