‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Sequel In The Works, Tom Cruise Joined By Returning Miles Teller And Glen Powell

There’s a lot of news surrounding Tom Cruise right now, and they’re all connected in some way. Earlier this week, Tom Cruise signed a non-exclusive deal to join the Warner Bros. Discovery family and develop theatrical projects he could star in. That strikes against his longtime home with Paramount, which distributes the Mission: Impossible and Top Gun movies, the highest-grossing in Cruise’s storied career. Amidst reports that Cruise made this deal due to strife with Paramount, we’re now learning from Puck that a sequel to Top Gun: Maverick is in the works…and it will be at Paramount, NOT at Warner Bros.

So, we’ve got Top Gun 3 happening now, with Cruise obviously returning as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. He’ll be joined by a returning Miles Teller as Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, and Glen Powell as Jake “Hangman” Seresin. The film will either be directed or produced by Joseph Kosinski.

It took almost forty years for a sequel to Top Gun, but after Maverick made $1.49B at the box office in 2022, the most ever for Cruise, there was no chance of waiting too long for another. The film also won an Oscar for Best Sound, along with six total Oscar nominations.

Travis Hopson
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