Top Gun 2 Settles on its Plot: Are "Pilots Obsolete?”

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Top Gun 2 has become a priority for producer Jerry Bruckheimer of late. Perhaps it truly gained momentum after the passing of Top Gun director Tony Scott, and Bruckheimer wants to further the late helmer’s memory... Who knows, but fans seem to be open to the idea of Tom Cruise getting back into the flight suit.

Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in Top Gun

But, the question is… how and why?

While promoting his book When Lightning Strikes: Four Decades of Filmmaking, Bruckheimer talked to the Huffington Post and let it be known that he and the creative team behind Top Gun 2 have settled on a plot that not only can be action packed, but simultaneously timely as well.

"The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones? Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete,” Bruckheimer said.

“They’re here to stay."

Now, it will be hard to follow up those iconic Top Gun quotes, we admit. And with Cruise busy with the upcoming Edge of Tomorrow, the fifth Mission Impossible film and a potential Jack Reacher sequel on the horizon, we’re not sure how this fits into his schedule. But, fans can dream, no?

Watch Top Gun online and recall why after decades we’re still even interested in a sequel. It’s classic!

One thing on Top Gun 2, they have to get Kenny Loggins for the soundtrack! 

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