VAL KILMER MAKES A FAUX PAS ON TOP GUN 2
American actor Val Kilmer (above), who is known for playing the role of Iceman in the 1986 classic Top Gun, took to Facebook and announced some major names who will be joining the sequel to the American action drama film. “Just got offered Top Gun 2 not often you get to say ‘yes’ without reading the script... It’s starring Gene Hackman… ‘Yes’. The director is Francis Coppola... ‘Yes!’ Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise!!! ‘Yes.’ We will all miss Tony Scott one of the kindest gentlemen I’ve ever met in the film biz, but let’s fire up some fighter jets again!”, he wrote on his Facebook profile (inset). After his post went viral, a few hours later, the 55-year-old star again took to the social networking platform and apologised for misleading Top Gun fans. “Francis Coppola and Gene Jackman are examples of what an actor says ‘yes’ to. They are not involved. So sorry for the misunderstanding,” he wrote. Kilmer went on to explain further: “This is a long way off, so calm down. This has been talked about for a long long time and being offered a role is very different from doing a role. I jumped the gun with my post. I jumped the topgun... An innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent,” he wrote.