Top Gun: Maverick producer on the potential for more sequels

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26 Aug 2022, 10:31

Top Gun: Maverick

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Top Gun: Maverick producer has shed some light on whether we could be seeing more sequels in the future.

It has been the biggest film of the summer and the highest-grossing film of 2022 so far, so it is no wonder fans are calling for more from the Top Gun franchise.

Well, veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who was influential in getting the new film made, has shed some light on whether there was a chance for more sequels at some point.

In an interview with, he said: "Well, we had been working for years to try to get the second one made – it took such a long time.

"And finally Joe [Kosinski, director] and Tom [Cruise] and McQ [writer and producer Christopher McQuarrie] came together, and we ended up with a movie that we love and our audiences love.

He added: "I can't tell you what the future is going to bring. If you'd asked me in '86, 'Do you think you'll have a sequel out in a few years?' I'd have said maybe. But it took 30-something years to do it!"

Well, at least he didn’t say no?

Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Credit: Paramount Pictures

There could be a chance that we will see Tom Cruise back in the pilot seat as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell once again and considering the new film has officially grossed more than Titanic, it wouldn’t be such a bad idea!

Bruckheimer also spoke about the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the film and admitted he was surprised at how well it was received, especially by younger audiences.

He said: "It was an iconic '86 movie that people remember seeing with their fathers and now they're the fathers and they wanted to take their sons to see it. But as it turned out, it was a family film – everybody came to see this movie.”

He added: "Initially, we were worried that it was mostly for an older audience. But we were wrong – at least I was wrong, I can't talk for anybody else. And the kids as young as they get came to see this movie multiple times – and are still seeing it multiple times!"

Top Gun: Maverick is now available to own digitally.