On the heels of Top Gun: Maverick’s critical and commercial success, producer Jerry Bruckheimer says plans for Top Gun 3 are not immediate.
On the heels of Top Gun: Maverick‘s critical and commercial success, producer Jerry Bruckheimer says plans for Top Gun 3 are not immediate. After years of delays primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-awaited sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun finally debuted in theaters this past weekend, setting multiple box office records. Not only did Top Gun 2 surpass Pirates of the Caribbean 3 (also produced by Bruckheimer) to set a new Memorial Day weekend record, but it is Tom Cruise’s biggest opening weekend of his career at $156 million.
Cruise returns to lead the cast once again alongside his Top Gun co-star Val Kilmer and a bunch of newcomers, including Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris. Set 36 years after its iconic predecessor, the film finds test pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell returning to the Top Gun program to train a younger generation of fighter pilots, including Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, the son of his late RIO (Radar Intercept Officer) and best friend, Goose.