What They Said: Tom Cruise Talks 'Top Gun 2' and Robin Williams on Potential Sequels to His Most Popular Movies

What They Said: Tom Cruise Talks 'Top Gun 2' and Robin Williams on Potential Sequels to His Most Popular Movies

Dec 08, 2011

During a press junket for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (which opens on December 16) Tom Cruise revealed that the Top Gun sequel we've been hearing about is still happening. "We're working on it," he told MTV. There's still no confirmation if the actor would be reprising his role as Maverick, or if Cruise will choose to take on a behind-the-scenes role as producer, but the star seems potentially interested in some on-screen action.

"I said to Tony I want to make another movie with him. He and I haven't made a film since Days of Thunder. Tony [Scott] and I and Jerry [Bruckheimer], we never thought that we would do it again. Then they started to come to us with these ideas of where it is now. I thought, 'Wow, that would be ... what we could do now.' "
Scott has confirmed he'll be directing the follow up, but everything else remains a mystery. Cruise seems set on taking his time to find the right kind of script for the updated action pic. "I hope we can figure this out to go do it again," he said. "If we can find a story that we all want to do, we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot Top Gun." Happy to hear Cruise may wear the aviators again, or will this sequel be a pointless disaster?


Robin Williams, a man of many disguises, recently chatted with Moviehole about some sequel talk that has been popping up over the years. The Oscar winner doesn't think a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel would work, " … because at the end of the first one they reveal who [Mrs. Doubtfire] is."

The apparent sequel to Good Morning Vietnam, dubbed Good Morning Chicago, was actually a real project and not just a cinematic urban legend. "They were trying to write it. It was based around the democratic convention in Chicago. Part of it worked, Part of it didn’t work because it’d be him dealing with the politics of revolt in Chicago at the time," revealed. " … They did do [the script] but it didn’t all work. It was also a matter of trying to find someone to back it. It was almost there. It was a great idea!"

A new installment of the much-loved comedy Birdcage seems like the most plausible part two of the bunch — even though Williams didn't have much to say (but maybe that's suggestive enough). "They’re trying to figure out which [story] to write for that. We will see what happens." Anything exciting or disappointing to you here?

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