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Maverick Will Return to Pilot Seat in 'Top Gun' Sequel

Maverick Will Return to the Pilot Seat in 'Top Gun' Sequel

JamesArthurArmstrong JamesArthurArmstrong During a Berlin press day for Terminator Genisys last week, Skydance Productions’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg provided details on the status of the sequel to Top Gun.

Top Gun 2 will take place in the modern day; and it will involve Maverick, the character that helped make Tom Cruise one of the biggest stars in the world. Another interesting aspect of the storyline is that it will revolve around the increased use of unmanned drones in military aviation.

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

“I think this is a movie that should be in 3-D and in IMAX, and again something that you can shoot practically,” Ellison went on. “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. It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology. So it’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots, and what that culture is today.”

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