Even though it’s not going to be released for another year, a teaser trailer for Top Gun 2: Bottoms Up has landed. If I didn’t know any better I’d say they just cobbled together scenes from the original movie and slapped that old age filter over Tom Cruise’s face, because there is absolutely nothing new to see here. But the fleeting glance of Jon Hamm STRIDING WITH PURPOSE tells me they actually filmed some new scenes. But the rest is all been there, done that, got the soundtrack to prove it (seriously, it’s one of the best motion picture soundtracks of the 80s). Shirtless beach volleyball scene: Check. Tommy racing the wind on his motorcycle: Check. Drunken group singing: Check. Pointless insubordination: Check, check, and check.
Ever have a little trip planned and hastily pack a bag for a fun weekend getaway, but forget rule number one of air travel and pack a brand new 8 oz bottle of Aveeno unscented lotion in your carry-on which you watch, with tears in your eyes, as TSA cruelly throws it away? Well I have and it’s sad! Imagine doing the same only instead of lotion, you absentmindedly toss a loaded handgun in your luggage. That’s what happened to Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie. Only instead of being out 8 bucks and spending the weekend ashy as fuck, David had to go to jail.
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.”
As if the addition of Miles Teller didn’t add enough douche bro fumes to the upcoming reboot of Top Gun, the ghost of Jon Hamm’s fraternity hazing past will also be haunting the set. Deadline reports that in addition to Jon, Ed Harris, and Lewis Pullman (son of MY president Bill Pullman), will also be joining the cast of Top Gun 2: Look Who’s Topping.
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.”
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.
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.