With Top Gun 2 in the works with Tom Cruise returning to reprise his role, will now be joined by none other then Val Kilmer who will come back as Iceman. There’s one thing interesting about Kilmer‘s casting though, in that he hasn’t even read the script yet, as he mentions below,
“I just got offered #topgun2 – not often you get to say “yes” without reading the script…”It’s starring Gene Hackman…” “Yes” “The director is Francis Coppola…” “Yes!” Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise!!! “Yes.” We will all miss Tony Scott one of the kindest gentlemen I’ve ever met in the film biz, but let’s fire up some fighter jets again!!!”
Before anyone gets confused, Kilmer clarifies that Francis Ford Coppola is not directing Top Gun 2, and Gene Hackman is not returning.
“Francis Coppola and Gene Jackman are examples of what an actor says “yes” to. They are not involved. So sorry for the misunderstanding.”
No information on the film has been released other then a small plot of the film, which Kilmer explains below.
“The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones? [Tom Cruise as Maverick] is going to show them that they’re not obsolete. They’re here to stay.”