Jerry Bruckheimer spoke at the Produced By conference this weekend, and during the course of his speech he dropped a few interesting tidbits – including updates on sequels to Top Gun and The Lone Ranger.
Things apparently aren’t moving very quickly on the Top Gun sequel. The project suffered a bit of a blow with director Tony Scott’s suicide last year, but Bruckheimer is still committed to making the sequel to one of Tom Cruise’s biggest movies. “As long as he keeps his enthusiasm," Bruckheimer said, "hopefully we can get it made."
The producer then turned his attention to The Lone Ranger, next month's update on the classic Western serial starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. Bruckheimer acknowledged that he’s both nervous and confident about the project’s prospects.
“(On) July 3, I'm going to be scared to death." He spins that a bit by adding "I always bet on myself and my ability to succeed.”
Bruckheimer’s already thinking ahead for a next installment, hoping this could become a potential franchise. He wasn’t forthcoming with details, but did say that if the film performs with audiences that they’ll be very open to continuing the Lone Ranger and Tonto’s adventures.
Which would you rather see – a sequel to The Lone Ranger or the further adventures of Maverick in Top Gun 2?