Top Gun: Maverick has shown that it is no less of a success, but is able to match the fame and popularity that its 1986 prequel got at the box office. The Tom Cruise-led action-drama movie, which initially started off with an article called Top Guns by Ehud Yonay, is officially the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time domestically in the United States.
Despite the movie being criticized by the internet for being too pro-military/ spreading military propaganda, the movie in itself is an excellent action flick. This comes as no surprise considering how used we are to seeing Tom Cruise rise above all odds in movies like these, and every second of it is glorious.
Top Gun: Maverick Is In The Top Five
Top Gun: Maverick has become the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time in the United States, but it hasn’t come as easy as you think it would have.
The Joseph Kosinski-directed movie was planned to be done by the mid-2010s but was wrapped up due to the death of Top Gun director Tony Scott, who was asked to return but unfortunately died in 2012 of suicide. Kosinski was the new candidate hired to direct the sequel later on, with production resuming in 2017 and leading up to an eventual release in 2022.
Top Gun: Maverick took Black Panther‘s spot to get to the top 5 highest-grossing movies domestically, lingering behind Avatar, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Avengers: Endgame, and Star Wars, The Force Awakens.
The success of the sequel to Top Gun movie is a definite win for Tom Cruise and his crew. The sequel was dedicated to Tony Scott in his memory, and he would’ve been proud of the success that it had achieved 36 years after the first movie.
Will We Get A Third Top Gun Movie?
The scale of success that Top Gun: Maverick would achieve was quite surprising for a sequel that came out 36 years later, and it’s been as eye-opening for the President of Paramount Pictures, Brian Robbins, as much as it has been for us. But will we get a third Top Gun movie at all?
Robbins commented on the possibility of a third installment in the franchise, which is only wise to do so in terms of business so that they can cash in on the hype surrounding the new movie. During an interview with Variety, Robbins leaves us hanging with these words-
“Let’s see where we are 35 years from now. I don’t want to speculate. This is an incredible run. The sky is the limit for this movie.”
This makes it look like we won’t get a Top Gun 3 anytime soon. But one of the stars of Top Gun: Maverick, Miles Teller, is advocating for a third Top Gun movie that is centered around his character, Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, which he calls Top Gun: Rooster. So we’re gonna have to hold on to straws and hope that Teller’s pitch to Paramount becomes a reality.
Top Gun: Maverick is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.