Hey guys, hope you had a good 4th of July. It was hard for me to work up even a modicum of patriotism this year, but since I had the day off, I wore black, scowled and drank wine all day like a real French bitch. Speaking of patriotism, Miles Teller, Shia LaBeouf’s less talented, boorish evil twin, just nabbed the role of Goose Jr. in the upcoming Top Gun sequel, Top Gun 2: Bottoms Up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miles will be playing the son of Anthony Edwards‘ characterNick “Goose” Bradshaw, who died in the original. Meg Ryan played Goose’s wife Carol, so canonically she’s Miles’ mom.
Miles’ fiance also announced the casting news on Instagram.
It’s also been confirmed that Val Kilmer will be returning as The Iceman Cometh (Up In Me). THR describes the role of Baby Goose as “a hot one” and that “many of young Hollywood’s finest were chasing it” including Nicholas Hoult and Glen Powell. They even traveled to Tom Cruise’s estate in Clearwater, Florida to audition for the Mav himself where they were probably asked to take a simple personality test which would determine if they were spiritually suited for the role. Additionally, the audition process may or may not have also included a shirtless baby oil test.
Production has already begun on the film. Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom will be producing. Additionally:
Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski will helm the sequel, which follows fighter pilots dealing with a world in which drone technology is making their old style of flying obsolete.
That sounds so fucking boring. Also, no casting has been announced for any female roles in this movie yet. It’s looking like TG2: Speedballz is going to be a real sausage fest. Wherefore art thou Kelly McGillis and Meg Ryan? I always imagined that after Goose died, Carole, took the baby and moved to the desert, became a potter and went on to remarry a bookish physics professor. But now we know that sweet little boy in the comically oversized cowboy hat grew up to become Miles Teller. Poor Carol.