Paramount Is Working On ‘Top Gun 3’ With Tom Cruise: Report

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Work has begun on “Top Gun 3,” per a Deadline report, following the massive success of “Top Gun: Maverick” in 2022.

Despite a gap of 36 years between the first “Top Gun” (1986) and the sequel, it became an absolute box office smash and the most lucrative film of actor Tom Cruise’s long and successful career. It comes as no surprise that Paramount is gearing up for a third installment in hopes of capturing more of that money-making magic. 

The outlet noted that “Maverick” co-writer Ehren Kruger is currently writing a script for the newest “Top Gun” installment. Rumor has it that actors Miles Teller and Glen Powell are involved with the project, and that producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison are also on board. Joe Kosinski is slated to either direct or produce, according to Deadline.

Cruise is currently shooting “Mission: Impossible 8” for Paramount. The 61-year-old action star also just signed a huge non-exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to develop and produce theatrical films, as The Daily Wire previously reported.

“Top Gun: Maverick” earned a whopping $1.49 billion at the global box office. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Sound. 

It was also named the Best Film of 2022 by the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes. “Maverick” was rated 96% certified fresh from critics out of nearly 500 reviews and achieved a near-perfect 99% fresh audience score.


It’s believed that one reason the “Top Gun” sequel performed so well is that it was free from radical progressive messaging and virtue signaling. The action film recalled a simpler time in Hollywood, when movies were made to inspire and entertain rather than to push an agenda.

The Federalist called the “Top Gun” sequel “unabashedly patriotic” and “free of token left-wing social and political propaganda.” Reviewer Elle Reynolds wrote, “The only agenda being pushed is that America is the best country in the world and the men and women who risk their lives to defend her are heroes worthy of our respect.” 

Another surprising detail about the sequel is how it appealed to a range of audiences both young and old. 

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