Are Scientologists cool with fighter jets?
I ask because one of their biggest names is about to step back into one — That’s right, the buzz around the interwebs to is that, after 22 years, Tom Cruise is ready to step back in the cockpit for “Top Gun 2,” making all “Danzer Zone,” teeth-chomping and male-on-male-shirtless-volleyball jokes relevant for a whole new generation!
This sounds like an incredibly bad idea. Can’t you just see this movie being riddled with really bad one-liners and psuedo-intense drama? Somehow, I just know the entire idea for the flick was based around an image of Cruise, sitting in a cockpit with a crazed look on his face, growling “I feel the need, the need for speed … again,” and then revving up the engine on his jet or whatever.
But of course, it makes sense why Cruise feels the need to revisit this movie after initially rejecting the idea of a sequel (He was asked about making another directly following the first film’s initial success and said no). He has definitely lost his Ultra-Mega-Super Star status since the whole ‘going crazy’ thing, so a movie with mass appeal like this could really be good for his public image and box office bankability. I just figured he’d go back to the big-budget franchise “Mission Impossible” to make some bank before anything else.
The United Kingdom’s beacon of journalistic integrity, The Sun, retrieved a small plot synopsis from an industry insider:
“The idea is Maverick is at the Top Gun school as an instructor — and this time it is he who has to deal with a cocky new female pilot.”
Cruise hasn’t officially signed on to do the movie, but there’s definitely interest on both sides — movie executives already have a script ready and waiting for Cruise’s approval, and Cruise needs to get a foot back in the door of positive public image. And “Top Gun 2” is born!