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The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Showbiz - By LIBBY HILL

THE up­com­ing Top Gun se­quel­hasa ti­tle, and it could not be less in­spired.

Tom Cruise re­vealed in an in­ter­view with Ac­cess Hol­ly­wood that the up­com­ing film will be named Top Gun: Mav­er­ick be­cause of course it will.

Cruise, who played Pete “Mav­er­ick” Mitchell in the orig­i­nal, spoke about es­chew­ing Top Gun 2 as an op­tion, say­ing, “You don’t want a num­ber.”

Per­haps Cruise is at­tempt­ing to dis­tance him­self and the se­ries from the Hot Shots! fran­chise, a spoof of Top Gun that first pre­miered in 1991, with its se­quel, Hot Shots! Part Deux re­leased two years later.

Of course, Top Gun: Mav­er­ick is al­ready a com­pletely dif­fer­ent an­i­mal, since it will be re­leased more than 30 years af­ter the orig­i­nal.

“It’s go­ing to be a com­pe­ti­tion film, like the first one,” Cruise said in the in­ter­view, while shar­ing only sparse in­for­ma­tion about the project.

Other things that will be sim­i­lar to the orig­i­nal movie, ac­cord­ing to Cruise: tone, style, score, sun­glasses.

Cruise de­clined to re­veal any specifics about the plot or who of the orig­i­nal cast might re­turn – Val Kilmer, for one, has ex­pressed in­ter­est pub­licly – but he was ex­cited to share other juicy tid­bits. “There’s go­ing to be air­craft car­ri­ers,” Cruise said be­fore sweet­en­ing the deal with, “There’s go­ing to be jets.” There you go, folks. Top Gun: Mav­er­ick will def­i­nitely have planes. – Los An­ge­les Times/Tri­bune News Ser­vice

Photo: AFP

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