Remember a while back Tom Cruise said he’d be up for doing a Top Gun sequel? Well, Val Kilmer may have just confirmed he’s on board…
According to his status on Facebook – which was shared over 1,000 times within an hour – Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman will star in the upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer sequel, with Francis Ford Coppola directing…
He wrote: “I just got offered Top Gun 2 – not often you get to say “yes” without reading the script… “It’s starring Gene Hackman…” “Yes” “The director is Francis Coppola…” “Yes!”
“Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise!!! “Yes.” We will all miss Tony Scott one of the kindest gentlemen I’ve ever met in the film biz, but let’s fire up some fighter jets again!!!”
The original film, which starred Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, was a major success in the US, launching Cruise into the Hollywood A-list.
If what Kilmer has said is true, it will mark Hackman’s first role since 2004’s Welcome to Moosport and legendary director Coppola would be stepping in for the late Tony Scott, both of which seem quite a stretch.
Of course, this could all be perfectly true. Earlier this year, Cruise said he would be keen to reprise his role in the series, as long as there’s “no CGI on the jets” and it was confirmed by Skydance CEO David Ellison that the sequel is on the way.
As yet, there has been no confirmation what Val Kilmer has said is true, but the prospect of Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman being directed by Francis Ford Coppola is very, very exciting.