I’m not entirely certain that most people were all that interested in seeing a Top Gun sequel, but it looks like we’re going to get one anyway. Suprised? You probably shouldn’t be. As I’m sure most people have already noticed by now pretty much all the big movies from the past decades have been getting sequels or remakes as of late so I guess we should have seen Top Gun 2 coming a mile away. Admittedly, this could have easily been a remake of the original 80’s classic, but as it happens we’ll be looking at a Top Gun sequel complete with Tom Cruise as the lead actor.
As of this writing, there are very few details available and none of them give any important hints in regards to a possible plot. What we do know is that the Top Gun sequel will once again star Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he will no doubt attempt to show us one more time just how cool jet fighters truly are. According to Skydance CEO David Ellison, we can apparently also expect to see plenty of modern technology in this film. Specifically, during a recent promotional tour for Terminator Genisys Ellison mentioned the Top Gun sequel and stated that we should be looking forward to “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.”
While we’re still pretty much in the dark when it comes to the actual story, it does seem like the plot will revolve around drones and the fact that modern warfare focuses on getting rid of the enemy from afar. If you ask me, a movie about some guy flying a drone with an Xbox One controller from a safe distance sounds way less exciting than the dogfights we’ve seen in the original movie. However, the notion definitely raises some important moral dilemmas that are definitely very relevant in today’s world. Will the Top Gun sequel be more than just a popcorn flick? I guess only time will tell, but based on these early details it sounds like the movie will try to tackle some issues that will be of particular interest to younger audiences, as opposed to grizzled old veterans.