:Jerry Bruckheimer Says Top Gun 2 is Still ActiveProducer confident about an aerial followup; Lone Ranger, not so much.by Max Nicholson
June 10, 2013
Following the tragic death of Tony Scott last year, it was assumed that most of the director's slated projects would be left unmade. Narco Sub
, Lucky Stripe
, and Ion
are still left up in the air. However, there may be some good news for Scott and Tom Cruise's planned Top Gun
While speaking at Sunday's Produced By conference, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said that Top Gun 2
is still a go. "We still want to do it with Tom, and Paramount are still interested in making it," Bruckheimer explained. "What Tom tells me is that no matter where he goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick. It's something he is excited about, so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully we'll get it made."
Indeed, it sounds like Top Gun 2
is an inevitability at this point. Less certain, however, is the fate of Bruckheimer's upcoming franchise starter The Lone Ranger
"Hopefully The Lone Ranger will continue as a sequel," the producer continued. "It's always up to the audience. If the audience likes the movie, then Disney will come to me and we'll make another, or it will be a one-off."