Tom Cruise Wants to 'Get Back into Those Jets' for 'Top Gun 2'
Tom Cruise hasn't lost his need for speed.
The 53-year-old revealed he's ready to return to the pilot's seat for a "Top Gun" sequel.
"It would be fun. I would like to get back into those jets,” he told Reuters at the "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” London premiere on Friday.
Ever the daredevil (he performed all of his own stunts in “M.I.”), Cruise insists on using real aircrafts if he’s to attach his name to a follow-up of the 1986 hit film, adding, “It would have to be practical. I don't want any CGI jets. I want to shoot it like how we shot the first one."
Of course, maintaining the integrity of the original isn’t likely his only motivation for demanding high-flying jets in the sequel. Nearly eight years after starring as navy pilot Maverick in “Top Gun,” Cruise obtained his pilot’s license and is believed to own three to five luxury jets.
Last month producer David Ellison said a screenplay was in development for "Top Gun 2" during an interview with Collider. “There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie, and there is no 'Top Gun' without Maverick,” he told the website.
"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" hits theaters on Friday.