Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise and Miles Teller, has surpassed $1 billion at the box office worldwide
Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to 1986’s Top Gun, broke all the records at the box office it should come as no surprise that sequel ideas are already getting batted around at Paramount. The news comes days after Top Gun: Maverick surpassed $1 billion in box-office receipts worldwide, according to multiple outlets.
Paramount hasn’t confirmed whether a Top Gun 3 is happening or not, but considering the success of this sequel, it has to be something the studio is considering. In an interview with ET, Miles Teller says he has talked to Cruise about the possibility of a third Top Gun but it all comes down to whether Cruise wants to make one or not. One of the film’s main actors Miles Teller revealed that he’d love to make a Top Gun 3 and that he has actually been in talks with the franchise’s star Tom Cruise over it. “That would be great, but that’s all up to [Tom Cruise],” he replied when asked about a possible third installment. “It’s all up to Tom. I’ve been having some conversations with him about it. We’ll see.”
“For him to share Top Gun with me and a lot of these other young actors it’s just been such a wild ride, and it’s still going,” Teller continued. “I’ve never really experienced something like this in my life. It’s a really good feeling.”
If we've learned anything about Tom Cruise over the years, it's that he likes a sequel (see: Mission: Impossibles 2-8). If Cruise is game, it's unlikely he'll have any trouble rustling up the cash for Top Gun 3. Top Gun: Maverick cost $170 million to make, but has already made seven times that at the box office.
The overall warmth around the film, from both fans and the people who made it, makes the whole thing a no-brainer. Teller spoke very appreciatively of the way in which Cruise welcomed him and his fellow cast members to the franchise. “For him to share Top Gun with me and a lot of these other young actors it’s just been such a wild ride, and it’s still going,” Teller said. “I’ve never really experienced something like this in my life. It’s a really good feeling.”