Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun 3' on the horizon? Know how Miles Teller teased about potential sequel after Maverick's blockbuster triumph!
A year ago Miles Teller dropped hints at a possible 'Top Gun 3' following 'Top Gun: Maverick's' billion-dollar success. While discussions are ongoing, the decision rests with the iconic Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise (Source: TGStat)
Flying Beyond Billion-dollar Mark!
Buckle up, aviator aficionados! The radar suggests another high-flying sequel might be ready to land. Top Gun 3 could be preparing to lift off, and if you thought the heights of Top Gun: Maverick were dizzying, brace yourself. As reported by the New York Post, the jet-powered juggernaut has already cruised past a jaw-dropping $1 billion at the box office. And now, whispers of a third outing are swirling around Hollywood.
Miles Teller Spills the Aviator Beans
"It's all up to Tom," Miles Teller, the 36-year-old co-star of the sequel, told Entertainment Tonight. The ever-charismatic Teller, who gave life to the character of Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, confirmed he's been in conversations with Cruise about a third cinematic flight. However, much like a captain with his ship, the direction of this franchise is in the hands of Tom Cruise. “I’ve been having some conversations with him [Cruise] about it. We’ll see,” remarked Teller.
Tom Cruise: The Man, The Maverick, The Movie Star
The thrill and rush of the original Top Gun from 1986 left audiences wanting more, but the sequel's inception wasn't smooth. Joseph Kosinski, the director of Top Gun: Maverick, shared how Cruise initially hesitated about reprising his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. In Kosinski's words, “Basically had 30 minutes to pitch this film … But when I got there, I found that Tom really didn’t want to make another ‘Top Gun,". Yet, with Cruise’s determination and star power, he single-handedly dialed the head of Paramount Pictures, announcing: “We’re making another ‘Top Gun.'”
Breaking the Box Office Sound Barrier
And oh boy, did that decision pay off. Top Gun: Maverick, zoomed past competitors, raking in over $1 billion internationally. It even surpassed the magical Marvel universe's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which garnered a whopping $943 million. Domestically, the Maverick-managed film soared past $521 million. It's clear that this maverick knows how to lead the flight formation.
With such impressive numbers and Cruise’s undeniable charm, it’s not a stretch to dream about the adventures Top Gun 3 could bring. We'll be waiting, with aviators on, ready for the next flight. And in the words of our beloved Maverick, "I feel the need... the need for speed!"
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