updated - August 18, 2019 Sunday EDT
Now that Tom Cruise is finally done filming "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation," reportedly, his next movie is going to be "Top Gun 2."
While the 52-year-old actor did not specifically confirm the news, he once hinted the possibility of making the sequel.
''With movies, they each have their time - when it's ready to be made. If we can get over some stumbling blocks it will be fun to do," Sky News reported.
Jerry Bruckheimer and Skydance on the other hand, are reportedly working doubly hard to bring back Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell back in the big screen.
"The Jungle Book" writer Justin Marks has recently been added to pen the script of the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jon Favreau, who will be directing "Top Gun 2," was reportedly impressed with Marks' "The Jungle Book" script that he made sure to have the writer on board his team.
In fact "Top Gun 2" is reportedly the priority of Paramount's head of production, Adam Goodman.
"We'll likely make a Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise first," he explained. "Jerry Bruckheimer would produce, with Tony Scott returning to direct. All parties are moving ahead. We've hired Peter Craig to write the script."
Jerry Bruckheimer, the man behind the franchise is reportedly really determined to bring "Top Gun 2" movie to the big screen following failed trials following the movie's release 30 years ago.
"We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer," he told The Huffington Post
"Don (Simpson) and I tried to develop something, we didn't succeed. (Tom) Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn't succeed. Now we're back at it," he explained
Before "Top Gun" director Tony Scott passed away last 2012, he had reportedly made a plot for the upcoming sequel
"The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones," Bruckheimer revealed. "Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay."
"It's just getting to the starting place. Fortunately for Tom, he's very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that [studio] Paramount feels they can make the picture."
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