The Top Gun sequel has been in the works for a while now, and some information has surfaced about the plot. The film's producer, David Ellison, said that they will be exploring the conflict between traditional aviation and the new era of aviation, which is unmanned drones. Also, a while back, it was reported that Tom Cruise would be reprising his role as Maverick.
Ellis said, "Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now. He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today. 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. It is I don't think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie very soon. But like all things, it all comes down to the script."
He went on to say, "I think this is a movie that should be in 3D and in Imax, and again something that you can shoot practically. As everyone knows with Tom, he is 100% going to want to be in those airplanes, shooting it practically. When you look at the world of dogfighting, what's interesting about it is that it's not a world that exists to the same degree when the original movie came out. This world has not been explored. It is very much a world we live in today; where it's drone technology and fifth generation fighters are really what the United States Navy is calling the last man-made fighter that we're actually going to produce. So really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots, and what that culture is today, are all fun things that we're gonna get to dive into in this movie."
There is no word on a premier date as of yet.