'Top Gun 2': Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie approached

Christopher McQuarrie, Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Usual Suspects, has been approached to pen a sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise blockbuster Top Gun, a rep for the writer confirms to EW.com, though no deal is in place. (The news was first reported by New York Magazine.) Paramount Pictures hasn’t yet confirmed that it is making a Top Gun sequel.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells EW that Cruise’s 1980s flyboy character Maverick would likely be the main character in any script McQuarrie writes for a sequel.  McQuarrie’s rep would not comment on that claim.

Reporting by Jeff Labrecque.

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  • Nerwen Aldarion

    Dude…I feel like someone just s*** all over my child hood. Top Gun is like my brother’s favorite movie, I grew up listening to “Great Balls of Fire”, “Might Wings” and of course “Take My Breath Away” and now they are doing a sequal????? WTF!!!!!!! Has Hollywood seriously ran out of ideas?

    • Robert Singleton

      Hate to be a contrarian on this, but I hated the original, and have no desire to see a sequel.

  • rebecca

    oh dear, they can’t seriously be thinking about making a sequel to this movie. Are they trying to destroy everyone’s memories of the original?

  • dacim77

    My favorite song of the movie is youve lost that loving feeling with the tomcats fliing at sunset which is the closing scene of the movie…soooo cheesy but its a classic of my childhood…dont screw it up!!

  • hob

    Somehow, I think Val Kilmer will be available. Tom should lighten up and at least make a cameo. Goose had a son in the movie, maybe he’s all grown up now and a fighter pilot. His call sign could be Mallard.

    • ArkA

      or Goose’s egg :P

  • joblo

    Top Gun is one of the single greatest action movies ever made. I honestly do not know how you do a sequel and do it justice at this point – can’t see it happening.

  • Marcel

    I would like to see a sequel under one condition: less romance, MORE planes!!

  • Savoy1936

    Lemme get this straight. A sequal to a pre-internet movie about greased up guys flexing and playing volleyball on the beach. Its almost 2011…we could just google “greased up guys” unfiltered images and movies and call it day now, couldn’t we?

    • hf

      I have a feeling you’re going to do that whether they make a sequel or not.

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