Tom Cruise Has Confirmed A ‘Top Gun’ Sequel And Twitter Has The Plot Covered
"Top Gun 2: Tom Cruise is now a teacher at Top Gun school and all the students are drones. He's the only actor in the movie."
Great balls of fire! Fresh off bringing the words “Tom Cruise in The Mummy” into the public’s collective consciousness, the action star has confirmed that the oft-rumoured Top Gun 2 “is definitely happening” — with filming likely to start within the next year.
He broke the news this morning on Sunrise because sure, why not.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017
The Sunrise team seem as taken aback as Cruise seems maniacally nonchalant about dropping what is, when you think of Top Gun’s place in the pop culture psyche, actually probably one of the biggest sequel news bombs in recent history.
The internet has reacted in much in the way you’d expect, launching theories about its contents at the speed of a Goose into a piece of airplane. Some of them are a bit Too Real:
Top Gun 2: Maverick teaches a young Saudi pilot (Zac Efron) that to bomb a wedding he needs to trust his instincts, not his instruments
— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) May 24, 2017
Top Gun 2: Bottom Gun
— Churlish (@Cryptoterra) May 24, 2017
I heard in Top Gun 2 they give that lady's breath back
— Rachel Jane Andelman (@rajandelman) May 24, 2017
Top Gun 2 is going to be 180 minutes of Tom Cruise sitting on a runway while his F-35A's code debugs until a $1000 drone explodes on him.
— Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) May 23, 2017
Top Gun 2: Tom Cruise is now a teacher at Top Gun school and all the students are drones. he's the only actor in the movie
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) May 23, 2017
Top Gun 2 is just three hours of maverick sitting in a windowless room staring at a monitor showing the feed from a drone camera
— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) May 24, 2017
Not all are quite so dark:
Top Gun 2: Highway to the Calzone Zone
— ronchronchronch (@ronchronchronch) May 24, 2017