"Top Gun: Maverick" *

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by neo123, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    So, Tom Cruise is willing to do it as long as it is a smaller role. I wonder if it would be a cameo-type of role? Will he be an instructor at Top Gun since that was what was implied at the end of Top Gun or will he be Maverick who comes in as some ex-Ace to give a pep talk to the new Top Gun recruits?
     
  2. trainspotter

    trainspotter New Member

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    Interesting.
    This was a top (haha) movie back in the day. Every boys dream flick, fast planes, cool pilots, all that stuff. I think there is an audience for this, but is TC as famous as he was even 5 years ago, which was a long drop from the his golden era when TG came out....?

    Maybe a"small" role is best, given the circumstances.
     
  3. JohnG

    JohnG PROG Nation!

    Well the special effects/ sound will be improved in a newer version. It'll need the first one's coded script. :D
     
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  4. PMC7027

    PMC7027 Forum Hall Of Fame

    I'll only see this movie if Tom Cruise isn't in it. Since his "anti-psychiatrist" rant on TV I won't spend any money to see his films.
     
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  5. dbmay75

    dbmay75 Funk & Guitar Junkie

    I wonder if they'd recast Kelly McGillis ... ? :laugh:
     
  6. Dave B

    Dave B Senior Member

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    Can I be the first to say, "Who cares"? It seems to me that the window of opportunity to cash in on Top Gun has long past. Mr. Cruise's star nova'd around the time of Vanilla Sky.

    Sorry to thread crap - I'm sure there are those who would love to see a TG2.
    I'm not one of them. I'm waiting for someone in Hollywood to get a new idea.
     
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  7. jude7265

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  8. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

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    Interesting, as the real Top Gun Academy was shut down many years ago.
     
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  9. musicmax

    musicmax New Member

    Cruise should play Les Grossman as the "producer" of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, exploring for example the position of General Electric as a defense contractor selling materiel, a bank supplying war funding, and a media outlet covering the conflicts.
     
  10. tommy-thewho

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    I loved Top Gun when it first came out. They waited way too long to have a sequel.
     
  11. JohnG

    JohnG PROG Nation!

    The original Top Gun is a quintessential 80's film.
     
  12. Ray K.

    Ray K. New Member

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    Never saw the first one but I always heard the central scene was a volleyball game.
     
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  13. ky658

    ky658 Forum Resident

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    I think it would work well in 3-D, wonder if Val Kilmer would return as well?
     
  14. TheCassidy

    TheCassidy New Member

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    Oh man...they just won't let this one die, will they?

    Seriously - can anything good come out of this project? I'm trying to think positive here but that 80's testosterone fueled homo eroticism over-the-top action (and I mean this in the nicest possible way) doesn't play well these days.

    Top Gun was completely ridiculous to its' credit.

    Does anyone think a movie like it could make as big of an impact today?

    I'm skeptical but at the same time very interested to see how it pans out.
     
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  15. smilin ed

    smilin ed Senior Member

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    Awful movie in the first place
     
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  16. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    For which I hope they'll get new actors if this revival ever does come to pass.
     
  17. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

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    Is Kenny Loggins available?
     
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  18. kevywevy

    kevywevy Forum Resident

    I'm not sure he could fit in the cockpit these days . . .
     
  19. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

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    I dunno about that - "The Expendables" was a decent hit this summer, and that's supposed to be a total 80s throwback...
     
  20. I would say so.

    I was channel surfing last weekend, and there was a band playing before the NASCAR race, singing the Caddy Shack theme song. The singer did not really look like what I remember of Kenny Loggins, but it surely sounded like him. I suppose time marches on, but does anyone know for sure?

    As for a sequel to TG.....no thanks. Nothing good can come of that.

    Brian
     
  21. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

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    "You'd better call Kenny Loggins, cos you're in the DANGERZONNEEEEEEEEEE!"
     
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  22. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Apparently there is a screenplay in the works now and Tom Cruise is willing to do it on one condition. That the jets used are real jets and not CGI jets. Also, he wants it shot like the first one.


    http://www.antimusic.com/news/15/July/ts24Tom_Cruise_All_For_Top_Gun_2_But_Under_One_Condition.shtml

    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/27/tom-cruise-ill-do-top-gun-2-if-theres-no-cgi-on-the-jets

    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Why-Tom-Cruise-Wants-Make-Top-Gun-2-73427.html

    Just a few of the many links about this announcement.
     
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  24. smilin ed

    smilin ed Senior Member

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    I never wanted to see the original. I'm cool with admitting that. :cool:
     
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  25. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    I seen the original during its theatrical release, and other then knowing it starred Tom Cruise, I really can't recall anything about it... Nothing stands out...

    I don't think this sequal is going to fair very well: I mean it'll be 30+ years since the original, I can't see the interest being there after that long of a time...
     
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