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"Top Gun: Maverick" is looking to cast an actor to play Goose's son, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the original 1986 movie, Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards) was the best friend and wingman of Tom Cruise's Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. He ended up dying in an accident for which Maverick blamed himself.



Goose had a young son with his wife (Meg Ryan). In the sequel, director Joseph Kosinski is considering frontrunners Nicholas Hoult, Glen Powell and Miles Teller to play the older version of his son.



Hoult has starred in the "X-Men" movies as Beast, while Teller broke out in Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash." Powell played John Glenn in "Hidden Figures" and is currently in Netflix's romantic comedy "Set It Up."



Sources told THR that final rounds of screen tests are taking place this week before Cruise embarks on a press tour for "Mission: Impossible - Fallout."



"Top Gun 2" is slated for release July 12, 2019.