Kick the Tires and Light the Fires, TOP GUN 2 is Happening!

Time to bring back that lovin' feelin'

It’s a badly kept secret around here that I’m the resident Lewton Bus Top Gun super fan. I’ve been banging the drum for this movie for years and will continue to do so for years to come. It’s one of my favorite 80’s movie, and in my opinion, the most iconic 80’s movie there is, and I will dig in my heels and fight when someone besmirches this glorious film. Heck I even went to a Halloween party as Maverick LAST YEAR:

So it’s with a great deal of excitement that I write that we’re finally getting a sequel! Top Gun 2 is happening y’all! But don’t take it from me, take it from the man himself:


Yes, that’s Tom Cruise himself confirming that production will begin soon! A director has not yet been announced (though it’s almost certainly Doug Liman or Christopher Mcquarrie right?). Sadly, due to his tragic suicide in 2012, Tony Scott will not be returning to direct what I am sure is bound to be an instant classic, but this was a project he had long been attempting to get off the ground and was continuing to do so in the days leading up to his death. His work helming the original does not receive near enough credit and I hope that whoever signs on to direct will be able to fill his shoes.

So dust off those aviators and bomber jackets folks because this thing is happening and I can’t wait! Feel free to hit up the comments to talk about how amazing Top Gun is.

  • Lilgreenman

    So, your call sign was “Nug Pot”? I think I get it, kind of a tribute to Goose, but…

  • I can live without a sequel to what is, at best, the third or fourth-best Tony Scott movie.

    • Allen


      • I have to get my licks in for ALIEN: COVENANT and BLADE RUNNER somehow.

        • Allen

          I have only seen one of those films, but I can confidently assert that TOP GUN is better than both.

          • You’re probably right about COVENANT.

            BLADE RUNNER… I make no guarantees.

  • YayMayorBee

    They should 100% have Maverick and Ice Man as an old, bickering married couple. Let’s just make subtext text.

    • Allen

      I have a sinking suspicion that the more likely scenario is that they will have killed off Charlie in the time that has passed since the first one and have Maverick a bitter widower. Kelly McGillis retired from acting after all.

      • YayMayorBee

        My money is on them either (1) ignoring it, or (2) have her mentioned in passing in the context of their relationship “not working out” or something.

  • While on one hand, this is a deeply terrible movie, it is also one of the most iconic queer epics of all time and for this I love it.

    • Allen

      You just made my list Tanner!

    • There was a stage version that played for months here. The volleyball scene was basically the main part

  • VyceVictus

    If they made sequels to Tony Scott classics I’d be okay with it cuz I feel like he’d be okay with it too.
    Crimson Tide 2: Red Dead Submersion
    Woman On Fire
    Deja Vu 2: Back Again for the First Time

    • YayMayorBee


    • Allen

      Woman on Fire: The Dee Reynolds Story

    • Enemy of the State 2: This One is Just a Documentary


      • YayMayorBee

        THE PENULTIMATE BOY SCOUT–doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it?

    • Butts Carlton

      DAYS OF THUNDER 2: The Ballad of Cal Naughton Jr.

    • The Hunger 2: Even Hungrier
      The B Team

  • I feel the need for… something…

    • YayMayorBee

      For $5 off the early bird special when you present your AARP card?

      • Hmmm… no….

        • YayMayorBee

          Look, Cruise is almost 55 and Val Kilmer’s knocking on 60.

          • It’s just not what I’m feeling the need for.

          • YayMayorBee

            That’s OK. Maybe by the time TOP GUN 3 comes out in 2048.

          • By then they’ll be so old that so much action could be putting them in the… Danger Zone.

    • ryanrochnroll


  • Butts Carlton

    Is Val Kilmer coming back? Because I’m not sure he can fit in a cockpit at this point

    • Allen

      ( Maverick and a student walk by homeless man screaming “you can be my wingman any time”) “Who’s that Commander Mitchell?”. “We try not to talk about it”

    • YayMayorBee

      When did he morph into Tommy Wiseau?

  • I love TOP GUN. It was such a huge part of my life even into grad school. I am very curious about this.