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TOP GUN 3? Producer Shares Disappointing Update for Fans

The third installment of the Top Gun movie franchise could take quite awhile to hit the screen, according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

In an interview with Deadline, Bruckheimer said that Top Gun 3 is in early stages of development.

“We’ve got some interesting ideas we’ve talked to Tom Cruise about, but we don’t have a script yet,” he stated, “It will be a while.”

Gamespot has more:

A third installment in the Top Gun franchise is in development, but fans will have to wait some time for its release. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Deadline that while “we’ve got some interesting ideas we’ve talked to Tom Cruise about… we don’t have a script yet. It will be a while.”

Bruckheimer previously shared in May with The Hollywood Reporter that a promising story is in the works. “I think we have a terrific story,” Bruckheimer said. “It’s just [a question of] how do we get everybody together and how do we get it done. Tom’s very busy. He’s got a lot of movies lined up, and he’s a very in-demand actor. So we’ll have to get a good screenplay, and hopefully, he’ll like it as much as we will.”

In January this year, The Hollywood Reporter also indicated that Maverick director Joe Kosinski will likely return to direct Top Gun 3, with Ehren Kruger working on the screenplay. Paramount aims to bring back Cruise, Miles Teller, and Glen Powell. In 2022, Teller confirmed discussions with Cruise about Top Gun 3, but acknowledged that the decision ultimately rests with Cruise.

CinemaBlend added:

After decades of waiting for a sequel to Top Gun it was finally made, and it became one of the biggest box office hits ever. It wasn’t exactly a shock when it was announced that development on Top Gun 3 was already underway. One can imagine that Paramount doesn’t want to wait decades for another hit with that franchise. However, while Top Gun 3 may not take quite as long to produce as Top Gun: Maverick, we shouldn’t expect to see it anytime soon.

Jerry Bruckheimer is a very busy producer right now. His films Young Woman and the Sea and Bad Boys: Ride or Die both released in the last few weeks, and another long-awaited sequel Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F is set to hit Netflix in a couple of weeks. At some point down the line, there will also be Top Gun 3, but when asked by Deadline for an update Bruckheimer said that as of right now the project is still looking at ideas, so that movie is still in the distant future. He explained…

We’ve got some interesting ideas we’ve talked to Tom Cruise about, but we don’t have a script yet. It will be a while.

Top Gun 3 has a screenwriter. Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote Maverick has been tapped to handle writing the next movie, but he hasn’t done so yet. It sounds like the movie is very much in the “idea” phase as Bruckheimer says they’re talking ideas with Tom Cruise, but the producer doesn’t say they have an idea for Top Gun 3 yet, so it sounds like they’re still trying to figure out what the movie will be before it gets to the point where it can be written.

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