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Val Kilmer wants back for Top Gun sequel and is looking good to go…

June 8th, 2017 by Marc Comments

With all the talk recently about the sequel to Top Gun we’ve all been wondering if we’d see Val Kilmer back as Iceman.

We currently know Cruise is back and TRON: Legacy and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is the favourite to direct (here) and we know that the movie won’t be called Top Gun 2 but rather it’ll be called Maverick or Top Gun: Maverick (here) but what we haven’t heard is if Kilmer would return.

Given that the movie is named Maverick after Cruise’s character we reckon it would be interesting to see how his relationship with Iceman has carried on all these years after the events of the first movie…

And now Kilmer has taken Twitter to show that after all these years, and a bout of illness in February, he’s good to go for the movie.

So come on, #TopGunNeedsIceman!

Are we right?

Top Gun: Maverick will fly in on July 19th, 2019

However, just before you get too excited, the actor was asked if he was coming back for Top Gun: Maverick and he responded in the negative:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….