Tom Cruise is set to reprise his iconic role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the much-anticipated third installment of the Top Gun franchise. Following the staggering success of Top Gun: Maverick, which soared to become the highest-grossing film of Cruise's illustrious career, the stage is set for another blockbuster.
Puck, a well-respected entertainment source, has confirmed that Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote the script for Top Gun: Maverick, is already deep in the process of crafting the screenplay for this new project. The film aims to bring back the dynamic duo of Miles Teller and Glen Powell, who played protege fighter pilots alongside Cruise in the previous movie.
While the director's chair is still up for grabs, it's rumored that Joseph Kosinski, the mastermind behind Maverick's success, is a top contender. Kosinski's potential involvement extends to producing, ensuring the third film maintains the series' high-octane energy and visual spectacle.
Maverick's Soaring Success
Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun, catapulted audiences back into the adrenaline-fueled world of naval aviation. The film introduced a new generation of fighter pilots, including Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw (portrayed by Teller) and Jake "Hangman" Seresin (played by Powell), mentored by Cruise's Maverick.
This cinematic triumph amassed over $1.49 billion in global box office revenue, surpassing Cruise's previous record-holder, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which earned $791.1 million in 2018. This announcement comes amidst strategic negotiations and deals shaping Cruise's career trajectory.
Recently, Warner Bros revealed a non-exclusive agreement with Cruise to develop and produce original and franchise films. However, the Top Gun series remains under the banner of Paramount Pictures, the studio that has long been a cornerstone of Cruise's filmography, including the Mission: Impossible saga.
Paramount is preparing to launch the eighth Mission: Impossible installment, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, in May 2025, following delays due to the Covid pandemic.
As anticipation builds for Top Gun 3, fans eagerly await more details about the project, which promises to be another exhilarating chapter in Tom Cruise's storied career. With high expectations and a legacy of cinematic excellence, the third Top Gun movie is poised to take audiences on another unforgettable flight.