Airport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 3285 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...
"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.
dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 3285 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?
ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13078 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 3234 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.
KiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7286 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 3211 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 "
RussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7701 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3057 times:
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!
✈ Every strike of the hammer is a blow against the enemy. ✈
aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3023 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!
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
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!
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
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
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
Wingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2831 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.
Maverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5598 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2801 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.