Tom Cruise Wants Practical Jets, Not CGI Ones, for 'Top Gun' Sequel


Tom Cruise Wants Practical Jets, Not CGI Ones, for 'Top Gun' Sequel


The 'Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation' actor reveals what he would like to see in the second installment of the Maverick story.
Tom Cruise is open to reprising his iconic role for "Top Gun" sequel. The actor who is known for doing his own stunts in his movies says that if he signs the dotted line to return as pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell for the second one, he wants to use practical props.

"It would be fun. I would like to get back into those jets," he told Reuters at the London premiere of "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" over the weekend. "It would have to be practical. I don't want any CGI jets. I want to shoot it like how we shot the first one."

Justin Marks is penning the follow-up story and producer David Ellison recently confirmed that a role was being written for Maverick. The movie had been developed by the original director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer for a long time. It came to a halt following Scott's shocking suicide in August 2012.

"The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay," Bruckheimer once said.


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