Tom Cruise Says ‘Top Gun’ Sequel Would be ‘Fun to Do’

Tom Cruise has claimed that he would love to ‘get back in the cockpit’ for the sequel of the 1986 hit ‘Top Gun’.

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(Photo Courtesy: <a href="">Facebook/Top Gun</a>)

Hollywood star Tom Cruise has said that he would love to do a sequel of his 1986 hit action drama Top Gun.

The blockbuster movie – which continues to spawn pop culture references and new-generations fans to this day – saw the 53-year-old star playing a hotheaded U.S. Navy pilot Maverick.

(Photo Courtesy: <a href="">Facebook/Top Gun</a>)
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Top Gun)

While a Top Gun sequel has been in the works for five years, it was only last month that film producer and Skydance media company Chief Executive David Ellison said that a screenplay is in development, with unmanned drones replacing many pilots.

Speaking at the London premiere of his latest film Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Cruise said,

It’s tricky to figure out. If I can figure it out, if all of us can figure it out, it’d be fun to do.

Cruise also ensured a million Top Gun fans’ hearts stopped in excitement when he claimed that he’d love to fly the jets again that he had – with ever such panache – in the blockbuster movie.

I’d like to fly those jets again, but we’ve got to do all the jets practical – no CGI on the jets. If we can figure all that out, and the Department of Defense will allow us to do it, that would be fun.

(Photo Courtesy: <a href="">Facebook/Tom Cruise</a>)
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Tom Cruise)

Cruise, known for performing his own stunts, returns to the silver screen as agent Ethan Hunt in the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible action films.

The 53-year old has performed a range of stunts for the role, such as swinging off buildings and leaping off skyscrapers. In this movie, he holds onto the side of a plane as it takes off.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opens in cinemas next week.

(With inputs from Reuters and PTI)

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