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“Maverick has some gas left in the tank”: Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Hints Top Gun Triology, Threequel Happening Sooner Than Expected

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The highly-successful sequel Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, has emerged as one of the most significant box office successes of 2022. The film, which saw Cruise reprise his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, was met with widespread acclaim and commercial success worldwide. Recently, producer Jerry Bruckheimer addressed the possibility of a potential sequel, given the film’s staggering performance at the box office.

Top Gun-Maverick
Top Gun-Maverick

For those uninformed, Top Gun: Maverick generated over $1.4 billion in global box office revenue, solidifying its position as one of the highest-grossing films of the year. The film’s impressive financial performance has sparked speculation regarding the possibility of a continuation of the franchise. So what did Jerry Bruckheimer spill about the possibility of another Top Gun movie and when should we expect it?

Top Gun: Maverick, Return After 3 Decades

Top Gun: Maverick is the highly-anticipated sequel to the 1986 blockbuster hit, Top Gun. The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, stars Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a Naval aviator who returns to the Top Gun flight school to serve as an instructor, to teach his wards their best flying skills for a dangerous mission.

The original Top Gun, which also starred Tom Cruise, was a massive commercial and critical success, grossing over $356 million worldwide and earning an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film also solidified Cruise’s status as a Hollywood leading man and cemented the phrase “I feel the need, the need for speed” into pop culture history.

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Tom Cruise as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchel
Tom Cruise as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchel

Top Gun: Maverick is a high-octane action film that bought the audiences back to the world of Top Gun and delivers a thrilling, pulse-pounding experience. Not only it did do well in BO but also became the only movie in Tom Cruise’s career to cross the $1 billion mark.

Are We Getting A Top Gun 3?

Despite the unparalleled success of the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, the possibility of a third installment in the franchise remains uncertain. According to a recent r report, it states that producer Jerry Bruckheimer has not yet made a definitive decision regarding the continuation of the series. Even though he has not confirmed the return of the franchise, Bruckheimer has still kept the gun loaded, hinting at a threequel in his talk with Variety.

When questioned by Variety at the BAFTA Awards about the prospects of Top Gun, Bruckheimer conveyed a measured optimism. The primary challenge, as he acknowledged, is Tom Cruise’s demanding filming schedule with his ongoing Mission Impossible franchise, which is currently in production on its final installments. Given Cruise’s dedication to his role and the complex stunts involved, Bruckheimer emphasized that the current timing is not favorable for the development of another Top Gun film.

“He’s in the middle of shooting Mission Impossible, he’s got a lot of very difficult, hard stunts he’s doing…It’s not the time to take attention away from what’s important to him right now.”

Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise
Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise

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The stir and talks about another Top Gun movie are not recent. In an interaction with RadioTimes in 2022, producer Jerry Bruckheimer addressed the potential for a sequel to the box office hit Top Gun: Maverick. When queried about the likelihood of a future film, he stated,

“I cannot predict the future. Had you posed the same question in 1986, I would have responded with a speculative ‘maybe’. However, it took nearly three decades to bring the sequel to fruition.”

The Director’s Take On The Topic Of Top Gun 3

Not only producer Bruckheimer, but the director of the movie, Joseph Kosinski gave fuel to the rumor saying,

“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.”

Joseph Kosinski with Tom Cruise
Joseph Kosinski with Tom Cruise

The sequel has reignited the passion of audiences who first fell in love with the original film 36 years ago. And now fans are waiting for a confirmation for Top Gun 3 in hopes of seeing Tom Cruise reprise the role of Pete Mitchel. The movie has been met with critical and popular acclaim and has been nominated for an impressive 134 awards worldwide. Its exceptional cinematography, utilizing advanced IMAX technology, and 6K full-frame cameras, has been particularly lauded.

Source: Movie Web

Written by Minhaz Ahamed

Minhaz is a writer who delves into the complexities of the human experience through his writings, with a focus on cinema, psychology, and philosophy. He finds solace in writing and uses it as a means of exploring and understanding the world.