Jennifer Connelly Is Going To Be In The “Top Gun” Sequel

July 23, 2018 / Posted by:

Of all the Top Gun sequel news I was hoping for, the biggest was that I’d hear Kelly McGillis would return as the no-nonsense instructor of a flight school called Take Your Own Damn Breath Away. But since that’s probably not ever going to happen, I’ll take this news as a decent substitute. Tom Cruise ran into Entertainment Tonight at the Washington, D.C. premiere of Mission: Impossible – Fallout over the weekend, and he confirmed that Jennifer Connelly will be in Top Gun: Maverick.

Tom said this about Jennifer joining the cast:

“Look, she’s a great actress, obviously. When you see the film, you’ll see why she’s perfect for it. She has such a very talented, very vibrant, and, you know, see we’re just going to have a great cast. Gonna be a lot of fun.”

We already know that Tom is back as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, Val Kilmer  is playing Iceman again, while Miles Teller has been cast to play dead Goose’s son, Goose Jr.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Jennifer is likely playing a single mother who runs a local bar near the Navy base. Tom Cruise has a tendency to play opposite of much-younger love interests, and Jennifer Connelly is 47 (Tom is 56). A mere nine-year age difference would surely break Tom’s brain. So I’m going to assume Jennifer’s character’s backstory is that she’s a single mom who had a one-night stand back in the ’80s with Maverick, who left her to raise a kid named Bingo on her own while she slung punny Naval-themed drinks. She tried many times over the years to tie Maverick’s cockpit down, but she just couldn’t compete with his first love: shirtless volleyball games.

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