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“He’s not settling down”: Top Gun: Maverick Director Teases Sequel With Tom Cruise After High Flying $1.48B Box-Office Decimation

Top Gun Maverick Director Teases Sequel With Tom Cruise

Top Gun: Maverick director might be onto something.

Earlier this year, the sequel to the 1986 action/adventure film, Top Gun, was released with the award-winning actor Tom Cruise reprising his role as the naval aviator Maverick. And much like the first movie which was a spectacular hit, Top Gun: Maverick too, left a notable mark in the industry by breaking box-office records and grossing around $1.3 billion in the global unit.

Joseph Kosinski's Top Gun 2
Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun 2

But it looks like Maverick’s story might not have come to an end just yet as the sequel’s director hinted at the possibility of making yet another film in the Top Gun franchise.

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Joseph Kosinski Teases the Possibility of Top Gun 3

Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick was a smashing global hit and even managed to top Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever after crossing the $700 million milestone and becoming the fifth-highest grossing film of all time in North America. So this glorious success begs the question – will there be a Top Gun 3? Well, there sure seems to be some real potential for it. Even Kosinski believes so.

Speaking with Deadline about the vigorous training for the dangerous and surreal aerial stunts that the cast executed in the sequel, the 48-year-old filmmaker addressed the subject of a third film, claiming that if they managed to put their finger on the right story which is “compelling enough,” then fans could probably expect a Top Gun 3. 

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Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick redefines modern day cinema

“Is there another story that is compelling enough that we need to go back? It seems to me at the end of this film that Maverick has some gas left in the tank. He’s not settling down.”

Although cryptic, Kosinski’s statement certainly has a positive note in it, pointing to a possibly bright future for the Top Gun franchise with the addition of a third film in the blockbuster series. But then again, nothing can be said for sure. Besides, much also depends on Tom Cruise and whether or not the Mission Impossible star is ready to lead a third movie.

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Top Gun: Maverick was released after more than three decades of the first film’s premiere which was back in 1986. So even if a Top Gun 3 film was in the cards, there’s no way of saying when exactly that project could come into fruition.

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Top gun may have a sequel Miles Teller reveals
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Yet another crucial weighing factor is what Cruise thinks about doing a third film, as Miles Teller remarked in one of his interviews with ET. When asked about the future of the Top Gun franchise, Teller, who stars alongside the Jack Reacher actor in Maverick, claimed that a Top Gun 3 film “would be great” but it’s ultimately “all up to” his co-star. Teller further revealed that some talks had been going on between him and Cruise about the same.

It is also worth noting that Maverick has become Cruise’s most successful project till date in the entirety of his career, thanks to the exceptional numbers that the film has made internationally. So, who knows, maybe a third movie might just end up happening after all.

Top Gun: Maverick can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Deadline

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.