A new report claims a Top Gun: Maverick sequel is officially in the works, with Tom Cruise and two other stars set to return for Top Gun 3.
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- Top Gun 3 is in the works at Paramount with Tom Cruise set to reprise his role as Maverick, according to a new report.
- Glen Powell and Miles Teller will also be returning for the sequel, having had prominent roles in the 2022 sequel.
- Top Gun: Maverick co-writer Ehren Kruger is writing the script for Top Gun 3, and Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski may return to direct as well as produce.
A follow-up to Top Gun: Maverick is officially in the works, according to a new report, with Tom Cruise and two other stars returning for Top Gun 3. Cruise reprised the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell after more than three decades for Top Gun: Maverick, headlining the action drama that would become the second highest-grossing movie of 2022 behind Avatar: The Way of Water. Speculation about a follow-up to Maverick has ramped up again in recent days, given the announcement of Cruise’s new deal to star in big blockbuster projects for Warner Bros. In the immediate aftermath, many wondered what the deal would mean for the actor’s established Paramount franchises such as Top Gun.
Writing in the What I’m Hearing newsletter for Puck, Matt Belloni confirms that Paramount is officially moving forward with Top Gun 3. Cruise will return as Pete Mitchell, as will Glen Powell and Miles Teller, who had prominent supporting parts as Hangman and Rooster, respectively, in 2022’s long-awaited sequel. Belloni adds that Top Gun: Maverick co-writer Ehren Kruger is already writing the script, with Joseph Kosinski potentially returning to direct as well as produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison.