‘Top Gun 3’: Has Tom Cruise Already Received The Storyline?

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ soared to remarkable heights at the box office, with Tom Cruise reprising his iconic role as Pete Mitchell with aplomb. Following his stellar performances in challenging action films like ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘Jack Reacher’ and ‘The Mummy,’ fans eagerly await news of Cruise’s involvement in the third instalment of the ‘Top Gun’ franchise.

Fortunately, producer Jerry Bruckheimer has shed light on this matter.

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According to reports from People, talks for ‘Top Gun 3’ are indeed underway, with Cruise being offered the lead role once again. Bruckheimer disclosed that Cruise has shown interest in the script for the third part, despite having multiple movies lined up. Speaking about the project while promoting his latest film, ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,’ with filmmaker Guy Ritchie, Bruckheimer expressed optimism about Cruise’s involvement.

“We pitched Tom a story he liked,” Bruckheimer stated. “But he’s a very in-demand actor and he’s got a lot of movies lined up, so we have to wait and see.” Praising Cruise’s work ethic, Bruckheimer highlighted the actor’s dedication to his craft, noting that Cruise remains engaged in every aspect of the filmmaking process.

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Reflecting on the franchise’s success nearly 25 years later, Bruckheimer expressed pride in the film’s ability to entertain audiences worldwide. “Just the fact that we can entertain so many people around the world was something that we worked so hard on,” he remarked. “It is just the best there is, just to stand back in the theatre and watch an audience applaud and cry and laugh. Laughter is the best thing in the world.”

‘Top Gun: Maverick”s performance at the box office was nothing short of astounding. The sequel grossed $1.5 billion worldwide in 2022, surpassing its predecessor and ranking among the highest-grossing sequels in domestic box office history. With its success, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ secured the fifth spot among the highest-grossing movies of all time in the USA and the 12th spot worldwide.