Top Guns 2: Sequel to 1986 Tom Cruise Blockbuster

Skydance CEO David Ellison confirmed that a sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun is in development and revealed its plot details at a “Terminator Genisys” press junket in Berlin.

“Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now,” Ellison said. “He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today.”

He added, “It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters … It’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today.”

Ellison hinted that Tom Cruise will reprise his role. “There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie, and there is no ‘Top Gun’ without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick,” Ellison said.