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Top Gun 2?  
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4384 posts, RR: 19
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

I have read this is more than a rumour. With Tom (I can jump on Oprah's couch ) Cruise reprising his role as Maverick.




Anyone have more info ?




It could be interesting, but without the mighty F14 I think it would be hard to come close to the original.


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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

It is very true that Tony Scott, the original creator of Top Gun, now expresses his desire to make a sequel, after turning down the idea numerous times. My reaction was initially "No way", but then I read what it would be about...

(From ComingSoon.net)

"Scott explained that his plan for the follow-up is to chart the development of the Air Force fighter pilot into the present day, inspired partially by a young Air Force pilot he met on a flight who runs drone simulations. In contrast to Tom Cruise's character in the first film, the sequel will explore the evolution of the remote-control pilot.

Still unconfirmed is whether or not Cruise will return to his star-making role of Maverick as well as when, exactly, the sequel will move forward. As it stands, the script for the film appears to still be in the research phase (with Christopher McQuarrie approached to write the first draft) and Scott made clear that it would not be his very next production."

This and a few other things I read about it seem to indicate that Top Gun 2 would be a TOTALLY different film than the first Top Gun. Where the first Top Gun was glorious 80s fun, the second one would explore how the actual pilot aspect is going away in favor of unmanned drones and high-tech gadgets. Personally, I think there could be a really good dramatic approach to take the story if they went the right direction with it, as well as being a fun movie.

Cheers!
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User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

If you remember the end of the original Top Gun movie Maverick said he wanted to go back to Topgun and become a instructor there. So I guess if there was a sequel to the original they would have Maverick as a instructor on the F-18?


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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Please, no more remakes, 'sequels' or movies from old TV shows. Far too many of them are poorly made, have to be made more PC, overpay for actors who don't deserve it.

With Top Gun 2, I bet now Cruse's character would be an executive of a military aircraft maker or with a lobbying group for them, long retired. The position of Cruse would have to be a lesbian fearful of being booted out of the Air Force due to DADT. They would ignore the reality of drones that have killed 1000's of innocent civilians because of the disconnect of 'video game' operation of them since they remove the human element that they can see the death they cause that manned fighters can and decide they have a target that may cause more harm than good. I don't think the idea of obsoleting glamour fighter pilots will play well either with many scared about the issues of technology and more jobs lost to machines.


User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Two threads now. IMO, both should be in Polls and Preferences.

Top Gun 2/Top Gun Sequel (by ORDFan Oct 23 2010 in Aviation Hobby)



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7143 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

According to IMDB a sequal was written immediately after Top Gun was released, but not produced for a number of reasons.

"A script for "Top Gun 2" was completed shortly after the release of the film, but it broke down in pre-production because 1) the military's technology had become updated and they didn't want camera crew anywhere near their new aircraft and 2) Tom Cruise did not want a sequel and finally agreed to star in one for a very high amount that was deemed "unaffordable." The script followed the further adventures of Maverick as an instructor at the Top Gun academy, the twist being a cocky female reminiscent of himself joining the team.
Link this trivia "


User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1916 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

Top Drone!

Filled with action shots of UAV's chasing each other.

Cheers!   



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User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Please, no! The original was pathetic enough.


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3041 times:
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Quoting aloges (Reply 7):
Please, no! The original was pathetic enough.

Careful. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking this comment should get you banned. You can't be an aviation fan and not adore Top Gun.

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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3039 times:
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Quoting aloges (Reply 7):
Please, no! The original was pathetic enough.

How could you!!!! Hang your head in shame!

If there is a second chapter, I hope that it also has a scene at the end where the hero is hoisted onto everyone's shoulders, and in the split second his head disappears out of shot a pair of sunglasses magically appear on his face. Lovely stuff!



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User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 3005 times:

A sequel to movie-length US Navy recruitment ad featuring a love story cheesier than a cheddar factory plus a couple of F-14 clips that are ruined by a constant stream of "Maverick, Maverick!" and "Goose! Goose!" blabber? No, thanks!  


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User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2720 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 2988 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 7):
Please, no! The original was pathetic enough.

           

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 8):
You can't be an aviation fan and not adore Top Gun.

Actually, YES you can.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 9):
How could you!!!! Hang your head in shame!

Stand tall...... because TG was full of hype, US jingoism, poor special effects (think of the Head-to-head Mig "photo" shot), and such obvious technical mistakes as to make it comic book laughable. The ONLY pilot that could actually enjoy Top Gun are those pilots flying cargo planes full of rubber dog-feces out of Hong Kong!  Big grin

[Edited 2010-11-03 11:08:42]

User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

Quoting photopilot (Reply 11):
think of the Head-to-head Mig "photo" shot

Do you mean those made-by-Northrop MiGs?   



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User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2720 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 12):
Do you mean those made-by-Northrop MiGs?

Yup.......             Didn't the black paint and red stars add to the realism?


User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Quoting photopilot (Reply 13):
Didn't the black paint and red stars add to the realism?

I was completely and utterly fooled.



I mean, they even had an extra-large red star to make sure everyone knew they were the baddies!



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 8):
Quoting RussianJet (Reply 9):

It was a pathetic movie. I grew up in a brown and black shoe US Navy town and not one of the pilots I knew were anything close to the dope 'Maverick'. The flight scenes were lame as was most of the movie. The only thing worth looking at was a very young Meg Ryan and Kelly McGillis



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User currently offlinePWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 3):
With Top Gun 2, I bet now Cruse's character would be an executive of a military aircraft maker or with a lobbying group for them, long retired.

Or perhaps, a cargo pilot for Fedex or UPS flying rubber dog sh*% out of Hong Kong? Just like the Admiral threatened to do to him after he buzzed the tower at Mirimar NAS.


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 7):
Please, no! The original was pathetic enough.

No, it was cheesy - in a good way - and full of male innuendo.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 9):
How could you!!!! Hang your head in shame!

I concur!

Quoting photopilot (Reply 11):
Stand tall...... because TG was full of hype, US jingoism, poor special effects (think of the Head-to-head Mig "photo" shot), and such obvious technical mistakes as to make it comic book laughable. The ONLY pilot that could actually enjoy Top Gun are those pilots flying cargo planes full of rubber dog-feces out of Hong Kong!

Top Gun was produced in the "80's". For the period it was released it was everything the 80's was all about. I loved the movie, and the soundtrack  

Also, its the movie that "made" Tom Cruise.



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

I was just watching it on TNT or some channel like that...the irony of it all


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User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 19, posted (3 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 17):
Also, its the movie that "made" Tom Cruise.

For that alone, it deserves to be banished for eternity.



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User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 2841 times:
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Tom who?

  

filler filler filler



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User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

I'm going to take a different tact here and say that AIRWOLF would convert well to a modern action movie.  
Not quite sure how a Top Gun II will fair... I always thought that was just recruiting propaganda for the US Navy.



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User currently onlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5570 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (3 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Quoting photopilot (Reply 11):
Stand tall...... because TG was full of hype, US jingoism, poor special effects (think of the Head-to-head Mig "photo" shot), and such obvious technical mistakes as to make it comic book laughable.

Which is what made it so good. Classic 80s cheese.

And you have to admit it was better than Iron Eagle.



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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (3 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 16):
Just like the Admiral threatened to do to him after he buzzed the tower at Mirimar NAS.

No, the Admiral threatened to do that to him if he screwed up JUST THIS MUCH. *holds up hand* 

Cheers!
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User currently onlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Quoting Airport (Reply 23):
No, the Admiral threatened to do that to him if he screwed up JUST THIS MUCH. *holds up hand*

You forgot the cigar stump in his hand. And it was after he took a plane he doesn't own, the taxpayers do back up on low fuel to bring Cougar back home to the carrier .



WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
25 PC12Fan : I just love it when people criticize the content of a movie. That's why they call it a movie kids, not a documentary. I personally loved Top Gun as we
26 aloges : There are a lot of movies that need to be criticised for their content. Top Gun is a rather harmless example, others are not.
27 PC12Fan : True. I just had tunnel vision with Top Gun I guess.
28 Post contains images Silver1SWA : That's not very "Top Gun", now is it? Considering the title is named after the NAVY fighter weapons school. This idea sounds like crap. Oh no you did
29 MCOflyer : Top Gun had a budget of 15 million and grossing 350 million, Top Gun did well despite the limited budget. I can only hope the new movie has a similar
30 Post contains links and images DEVILFISH : This, at least, is about twenty years younger and born around the time of the original movie..... View Large View MediumPhoto © Axel ReckeLove the d
31 fridgmus : Or maybe the producers could just lease a few MiG-29's from a former Warsaw Pact country?
32 Post contains images DEVILFISH : I'm guessing they'd build mockups of these..... .....and run computer simulations to appeal to a much younger, cyber-raised audience. But who would th
33 RussianJet : Only that will I consider a fair criticism of this classic. As for everything else, the fact that it is one of the silliest and least credible, chees
34 Post contains images TheCommodore : One of the worst Hollywood flicks ever to star the dwarf, IMHO. Just terrible
35 flybyguy : You got that right. Today's Hollywood goes for spectacular explosions and larger than life effects while coming of with a profit... so if there is a
36 LMP737 : I take it you never saw Peral Harbor?
37 EMBQA : So.. if it follows a true time line 'Maverick' would have....1) long ago been forced out with force reductions, 2) long ago been forced to leave with
38 Post contains images TheCommodore : That would be my 2nd choice !!
39 Cadet985 : That wasn't an Admiral.....he was a Commander. Watch the movie and look at the rank insignia, it's a silver leaf. The highest rank I recall seeing in
40 Post contains images aloges : ...for $19,000 a year...
41 Airport : LOL, funnily enough both were produced by the same producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, who also produced Armageddon, The Rock, Con Air, and Crimson Tide. Ch
42 EMBQA : How much do you think a Lt or CDR makes in the US Navy..?? Besides, with jet time most don't need to do the regional path. Back then most of the guys
43 MDShady : As long as they include a beach volleyball scene backed by a Kenny Loggins tune, I'm all for it.
44 Pyrex : While I don't disagree that movie was excruciatingly horrible, to say the least, Tom Cruise was not in it (I guess Jerry Bruckheimer thought he was a
45 Post contains images DEVILFISH : .....his Top Gone?
46 N6238P : Tell me I'm not alone when I though Hot Shots was waaaay better than Top Gun.
47 aloges : There's at least two of us.
48 PC12Fan : Damned shame the F-20 naver made it to service. Yeager called it the best fighter he'd ever flown. Although I disagree, that's pretty damned funny!
49 Post contains images DEVILFISH : Makes we wonder if it would have helped its cause if the Tigershark starred in Iron Eagle in turn... ....though a "real" flying aircraft might have b
50 fridgmus : Now that would have been great! I believe the aircraft used in "Iron Eagle" were Israeli F-16's. Hollywood whipped out that checkbook and there you g
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