It took 36 years for the original Top Gun to get a sequel, but, according to a recent Miles Teller interview with Entertainment Tonight, he and Tom Cruise are already “having some conversations” about making a third movie. Noooo, wait another 36 years! Release that it in 2056, when Tom is 96, Miles is 71, and the next generation of fighter pilots is played by X Æ A-12 Musk, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, and JaxXx Bieber-Baldwin (that last one doesn’t exist yet, but stay tuned). It’ll end with Maverick crashing his plane into the moon.
ET spoke with Miles yesterday, “when he was one of the celebs to descend on South Lake Tahoe for the American Century Championship presented by American Century Investments” (it’s a golf tournament, which manages to make that sentence even douchier):
“That would be great, but that’s all up to TC,” he said of Tom Cruise, who starred in the 1986 original film and this year’s sequel. “It’s all up to Tom. I’ve been having some conversations with him about it. We’ll see.”
Whether or not Top Gun 3 ends up happening, Teller knows he’s developed a special relationship with Cruise, so much so that Teller “just him a message the other day for his birthday.”
Um, big fucking whoop, I just wrote “Happy Birthday” on a friend’s Facebook, and, not only have I not seen her in a decade, but I also hate her guts. Miles continued to kiss Tom’s ass:
“For him to share Top Gun with me and a lot of these other young actors it’s just been such a wild ride, and it’s still going,” Teller praised of Cruise, who also shared the screen with Jay Ellis, Glen Powell and more in the film.
He also “quips” that he’s expecting a bigger payday for the next film since this is Tom’s biggest movie ever:
One way the Top Gun: Maverick release has been special, is that the film earned Cruise his first-ever $1 billion film. “That’s definitely what my team has been saying for these future negotiations,” Teller quipped while speaking to ET.
If they do make another Top Gun movie, they need to kill off Maverick. I’m unwilling to suspend my disbelief any longer! How can all of Tom Cruise’s characters consistently cheat death? See: franchises like Mission: Impossible, Jack Reacher, and Top Gun. And (usually) when a Tom Cruise character does die, he either comes back to life or his fate is left ambiguous (Edge of Tomorrow, Vanilla Sky). Sigh. I guess when you’re an Operating Thetan Level 8, you’re basically immortal.
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