Apparently the highway to the danger zone is moving slower than Monday morning rush hour traffic and will take a whole lot longer than planned to get everyone to their final destination. According to Deadline, the release of Top Gun: Maverick has been moved a year.
The decades-later sequel to 1986’s Top Gun, was scheduled to hit theaters on July 12, 2019, but Paramount has switched the release to June 26, 2020. Is it because the wardrobe department needs more time to figure out how to construct a flight suit harness that will hold in Jon Hamm? Are the writers having a difficult time trying to explain how Goose and Carole made such a douchey son? None of the above, actually. Sources tell Deadline that Paramount has extended production time in order to perfect the complex flight sequences, so the movie can “be great.”
Meanwhile, Val Kilmer was spotted taking a break from filming to have lunch with his daughter.
Val Kilmer Steps Out Looking Healthy While Preparing to Film Top Gun 2 After Battle with Cancer https://t.co/jwjugDSam8
— People (@people) August 30, 2018
People magazine describes Val as “looking healthy” while out with his daughter, which I would agree. Val needs to be as healthy as possible before he starts shooting Top Gun: Maverick, and that involves all types of health, like mental strength. Val’s can’t show any hesitation in the event Tom Cruise approaches him during a break and starts talking about religion. “I see you’re a Christian Scientist. Isn’t it so crazy how close Scientist sounds to Scientology? Here, let me give you a pamphlet.”
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.
Two weeks ago, Tom Cruise confirmed that a sequel to the 1986 bro flick Top Gun was definitely happening and said that filming was probably going to start next year. Val Kilmer has let it be known he’s totally available to slip into his sexy flight jammies. I’m assuming that’s what those bulge-enhancing fighter pilot onesies are called.
Last October we all found out that Michael Douglas has a big mouth, which is great for Catherine Zeta-Jones’ cooze (even though all that snatch eating gave him cancer), but bad for Val Kilmer. During an event called An Evening with Michael Douglas in London, Michael told the audience that the reason why we haven’t really heard from Val Kilmer is because he’s got tongue cancer and was busy fighting that nasty asshole demon. Val’s family also claimed that he had cancer and wasn’t treating it because of his Christian Science beliefs. But Val shit on both Michael Douglas and his family by saying that he doesn’t have cancer and was only dealing with a swollen tongue.
Back then, Val was probably not ready to tell the world about having cancer. But during a Reddit AMA (via Variety) last Wednesday, Val talked about having cancer and said that he’s healing. One Redditor asked Val about what Big Mouth Michael (which strangely enough, is one of my nicknames too) said and he spilled this out:
“He was probably trying to help me cause press probably asked where I was these days, and I did have a healing of cancer, but my tongue is still swollen altho healing all the time. Because I don’t sound my normal self yet people think I may still be under the weather.”
So I guess Michael Douglas was right about something. But because Michael shamelessly put Val Kilmer’s business on the streets, he will never ever get an invitation to join Val and Val’s Cate Blanchett Real Doll to a special dinner. And that’s what his ass gets.
Over the weekend, some people got the image of Val Kilmer spooning with his Lady Tremaine Disney doll while lying on a bedspread covered with Cate Blanchett’s face in a room wallpapered with pictures of her. Val sang from the top of Twitter about his undying love for Cate Blanchett and admitted that he once flew all the way to Australia to talk to her but got her husband instead. He also said that he has dreams of Cate, dreams that don’t involve her husband. Some think that Val’s love for Cate is like the song You’re Beautiful and he’s James Blunt and she’s the subway chick.
The defiantly cancer-free Val Kilmer is probably the only person who didn’t snicker a little bit when they saw Cate Blanchett done up as a middle-aged The Sisters of Mercy fan for the next Thor flick. That’s because the best Batman (it’s an unpopular opinion but come find me if you feel differently) is in glorious Twitter love with the Australian actress.
Val has turned his Twitter feed into a veritable shrine dedicated to Cate Blanchett worship. It wouldn’t surprise me if noted eccentric Val dresses up his pets as Galadriel, Kate Hepburn, and a closeted lesbian housewife in the 1950s. Wait, scratch that, it probably shouldn’t be cats.