Wow. Okay, we just… Wow. Really?
Okay, so apparently 25 years after the Air Force recruitment video we call Top Gun flew away with the box office, Paramount has decided to go ahead with a sequel. That's 25 years, folks. That's old enough to drive, vote, drink and rent a car. That's old enough to think that Top Gun is old. The good news is that they're in the process of negotiating a deal with X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to work on the screenplay. So says Variety.
No word yet on whether Tom Cruise or original director Tony Scott are involved, or indeed anything about the potential plot of Top Gun 2, although we're hoping that Old Man Maverick is called back from retirement to take down a rogue fighter pilot shooting down American military installations in the Persian Gulf. The twist: it's Goose, alive and well. He faked his death and now works for the Russians to reclaim Afghanistan.
Paramount, you can make your checks out to William Bibbiani, care of CraveOnline. I will also accept cash.
Seriously though, there couldn't be a less relevant time for another Top Gun, since the good old-fashioned military dogfight is essentially a dead art form right now. We suppose it'll take the form of a college sports movie, in which the sport is barrel rolls and missile locks.
CraveOnline will be back with more Top Gun 2 news… because Paramount can ride our tails any time. (Warning: NSFW.)