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Top Gun 3 Reportedly In the Works At Paramount

January 12, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
TOP GUN: MAVERICK, CinemaCon Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Maverick will ride again, as Paramount has begun development on Top Gun 3. Deadline reports that a sequel to the blockbuster franchise is moving forward with Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote 2022’s Top Gun: Maverick, on board to write the screenplay.

The news comes shortly after Tom Cruise signed a non-exclusive deal that brings him to Warner Bros. earlier this week. Cruise is currently shooting Mission: Impossible 8 for Paramount and it is being speculated (though not confirmed that the new Top Gun could be his next potential project. It is believed that the film will reunite Cruise’s Maverick with Miles Teller (Rooster) and Glen Powell (Hangman). Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison will produce the film, with Maverick director Joseph Kosinski on board to either direct or produce.

Top Gun: Maverick was a massive hit for Paramount with $1.496 billion grossed worldwide against a $170 million budget, making it the highest-grossing film of Cruise’s career. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards and won Best Sound.

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