Tom Cruise exploded in cinemas last year with a sequel to Top Gun that was almost 40 years in the making: Top Gun: Maverick. Since the film’s release, fans have been calling for yet another addition to the franchise – and producer Jerry Bruckheimer has just given a new update on its existence. However, the upcoming Mission: Impossible movie seems to be pushing it back.
Bruckheimer is best known for putting Johnny Depp on screen as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
During a recent red carpet, the producer was cornered by a reporter who quizzed him: “So when is the sequel to the sequel being shot?”
Bruckheimer replied: “You tell me.” Undeterred, the reporter pressed on: “Yes, you have an idea. That’s your job. Is it going to happen?”
Bruckheimer vaguely added: “We’ll see. You’ll never know.” Thankfully, he did go on to speak further about the Top Gun franchise.
Teller said of a sequel: “That would be great, but that’s all up to TC. It’s all up to Tom.”
He then admitted: “I’ve been having some conversations with him about it. We’ll see.”
The 35-year-old then spoke candidly about the “opportunity” Cruise gave him to star in the movie. He said: “For him to share Top Gun with me and a lot of these other young actors it’s just been such a wild ride, and it’s still going.”
Cruise himself recently gave an update about the movie, months after it hit cinemas back in April, 2022.
Cruise posted a video on his social media accounts where he was hanging from a helicopter.
He said: “Hey everyone, Here we are over sunny South Africa. And we’re filming Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning parts one and two. I didn’t want the year to end without thanking you all for coming out to the theatres, and thank you for supporting Top Gun: Maverick.”
His comments followed the news that Top Gun: Maverick had surpassed the $1 billion mark at the box office.
After jumping out of the helicopter, Cruise added: “As always, thank you for allowing us to entertain you. It truly is the honour of a lifetime. [I’m] very lucky.”
Top Gun: Maverick is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now.